Two wardens at A2 Dong Gang prison in Khanh Hoa central province’s Dien Khanh district have been charged over the death of an HIV-positive prisoner, a high-ranking police officer said.
Lt Gen Cao Ngoc Oanh, director of the Ministry of Public Security's Department for Criminal Enforcement and Judicial Assistance, also said that the ministry would fire the duo.
Meanwhile, Colonel Nguyen Son, a warden at the A2 Dong Gang prison, told Tuoi Tre that authorities are considering expelling them from Party membership.
Police sources say the two officers Nguyen Van Khoa and Nguyen Thanh Phuong beat to death 35-year-old Nguyen Chi Dung, an inmate who is infected with HIV, with batons after he refused to undergo a medical treatment on April 28.
Dung’s death sparked violent protests and triggered disturbances among several inmates, prompting the prison officers to impose emergency measures to keep order.