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Assaulted VN workers in Algeria discharged from hospital

Update: October, 20/2015 - 16:00
Dau Hoang Anh and Dao Ngoc Cuong, the two Vietnamese men, assaulted by Chinese employer at a Dongyi Jiangsu Co Ltd construction site in Algeria's Khenchela City on September 16, were discharged from hospital on Sunday. — VNA/VNS Photo

ALGER (VNS) — Two Vietnamese men, assaulted by Chinese employer at a Dongyi Jiangsu Co Ltd construction site in Algeria's Khenchela City on September 16, were discharged from hospital on Sunday.

The two men – Dau Hoang Anh and Dao Ngoc Cuong – said their only wish was to return home and be reunited with their families.

Do Van Hai, who is a representative of Simco Song Da, the Vietnamese company that sent the workers to Algeria, said the two men were recovering and resting at Dongyi Jiangsu's headquarters in Algiers. The hospital costs of about $4,000 were paid by the Chinese employer.

The Chinese firm, meanwhile, said it would complete procedures to send the two workers back to Viet Nam in about three to four days, and would pay for their airfare.

Hai said his company was working hard with the Chinese side to seek optimal measures to support the two workers.

On October 5, the Vietnamese workers in Algeria had called for help as they had been beaten by their Chinese employer.

They said the work contract they had signed with the employer had stipulated monthly wages. However, they were being paid on piecework basis in Algeria. When the workers raised objections, they and some others were assaulted on September 19. Dau Hoang Anh and Dao Ngoc Cuong were the workers who were most seriously injured in the assault. — VNS


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