Hanoi cops escape life sentences for torturing suspect to death

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Hanoi cops escape life sentences for torturing suspect to death

The four Hanoi cops who tortured a 54-year old man to death in 2012 escaped the heavy sentence sought by prosecutors on Thursday.

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Release of U.S. Senate CIA "torture" report still on hold

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 week(s) ago

Release of U.S. Senate CIA 'torture' report still on hold

WASHINGTON, Sept 8 - The public release of a long-awaited U.S. Senate report detailing the CIA's use of harsh interrogation techniques could be held up for weeks as the Senate Intelligence Committee and Obama administration negotiate what material can be included in the document, the committee's chairwoman said on Monday.

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Obama says that after 9/11, 'we tortured some folks'

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 month(s) ago

President Barack Obama said on Friday the CIA "tortured some folks" after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, and that the White House had handed over to Congress a report about an investigation into "enhanced interrogation techniques."

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Police cleared of brutality charges

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VietNam News English 2 month(s) ago

The People's Court of Phu Yen Province yesterday annulled a sentence handed down to five former police officers in a case of brutality.

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Two trans-national drug trafficking rings nabbed

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VOV News English 4 month(s) ago

Two trans-national drug trafficking rings nabbed

(VOV) - Border guards in Nghe An province, in collaboration with Laos police, have bust two trans-national drug trafficking rings, seizing 34 heroin cakes, over 2,000 ecstasy tablets and illegal weapons.

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Vietnam to try five ex-cops for brutal murder

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Báo Thanh Niên English 4 month(s) ago

Vietnam to try five ex-cops for brutal murder

Nguyen Mau Cong holds a portrait of his father Nguyen Mau Thuan and a picture of his battered thighs after an assault by four former police officers from Hanoi's Kim No Commune. Photo courtesy of Nguoi Lao Dong.

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How miscarriage of justice ruins life of Vietnam man

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 5 month(s) ago

How miscarriage of justice ruins life of Vietnam man

An unjust murder verdict in Vietnam three decades ago turned an innocent man, who was then a 27-year-old university lecturer, into a prisoner and thus deprived him of his future.

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Vietnam province to retry brutal cops for heavier punishment

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Báo Thanh Niên English 5 month(s) ago

Vietnam province to retry brutal cops for heavier punishment

Five police officers at a trial in Phu Yen Province earlier this month, They were sentenced to up to five years in jail for beating a burglary suspect to death during an interrogation. PHOTO COURTESY OF TUOI TRE

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Vietnam cops jailed for killing suspect in custody

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Báo Thanh Niên English 5 month(s) ago

Vietnam cops jailed for killing suspect in custody

The family of Ngo Thanh Kieu, 32, who was beaten to death during interrogation by five police officers in Phu Yen Province in 2012, with photos of his injuries at the officers' trial on March 28. Photo courtesy of Nguoi Lao Dong Newspaper

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CIA misled public on interrogation program, newspaper reports

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Báo Thanh Niên English 6 month(s) ago

CIA misled public on interrogation program, newspaper reports

Cuba, Guantanamo Bay: A "non-compliant" detainee is escorted by guards after showering inside the U.S. military prison for "enemy combatants" on October 27, 2009 in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Photo: AFP

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Police detain nurse involved in newborn deaths case

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VietNam News English 6 month(s) ago

Police detain nurse involved in newborn deaths case

The Quang Tri Police yesterday detained the nurse involved in the case of three newborn deaths in July last year.

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In Vietnam, police brutality deaths prompt struggle with suspects’ rights

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Báo Thanh Niên English 7 month(s) ago

In Vietnam, police brutality deaths prompt struggle with suspects’ rights

Nguyen Thanh Chan (in white) is mobbed by neighbors as is brought home last November after serving 10 years of a wrongful life sentence for murder. Experts have called for more transparency during investigations to protect the rights of suspect and prevent abusive - often violent and deadly - interrogations. Photo by Ha An

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2 cops suspended for allegedly beating 14-year-old boy to death in central Vietnam

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Báo Thanh Niên English 9 month(s) ago

Two Khanh Hoa police officers have been suspended for allegedly beating a 14-year-old boy to death during interrogation.

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Vindicated man gives names of investigators in coercive interrogation

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Báo Dân Trí English 10 month(s) ago

Vindicated man gives names of investigators in coercive interrogation

Nguyen Thanh Chan, who was wrongfully imprisoned for ten years, after being released and vindicated, has named investigators who used coercive methods to get him to plead guilty.

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Indonesia relieves Constitutional Court chief justice

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VietnamPlus English 12 month(s) ago

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has decided to temporarily relieve Akil Mochtar from his current post as Constitutional Court chief justice in service of the interrogation on bribery charges against him.

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