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Embassy assists Vietnamese murder suspect in Malaysia

Update: March, 03/2017 - 10:27
The Vietnamese Embassy in Malaysia is protecting the interests of Đoàn Thị Hương, a suspect arrested on suspicion of the murder of a citizen of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea). — Photo AFP

HÀ NỘI — The Vietnamese Embassy in Malaysia is protecting the interests of Đoàn Thị Hương, a suspect arrested on suspicion of the murder of a citizen of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea), according to the Foreign Ministry’s Consular Department.

The embassy’s citizen protection measures aim to ensure that procedures in the case are objective and impartial, and Hương’s legitimate interests are protected. The measures included seeking a lawyer for Hương in line with Malaysia’s legal regulations, the Consular Department said.

On Thursday, representatives of the Consular Department met Hương’s family to explain the procedures in the case and detail the process of legal assistance, which must be in line with Malaysia’s law and international practice.

Earlier, the department informed the family of its consular visit to Hương and her health condition.

On Wednesday, at the end of a 14-day custody period, the suspects in the murder of Kim Chol were taken to a court in the Sepang District of Malaysia’s Selangor State to hear their indictment. Representatives of the Vietnamese Embassy in Malaysia were present. — VNS

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