Vietnam's government has insisted former oil executive Trinh Xuan Thanh has turned himself in to police in Hanoi. It comes a day after Germany accused Vietnam of kidnapping the businessman off the street in Berlin on July 23, 2017.
Trinh Xuan Thanh was convicted of embezzling assets from units of Vietnam's state-owned oil company. Germany says the high-profile former oil executive was kidnapped by Vietnamese agents from a Berlin park last year.
Vietnamese businessman Trinh Xuan Thanh has been charged with corruption in his home country along with 22 oil executives. His alleged kidnapping in Berlin by Vietnamese security forces sparked diplomatic tensions.
Day work in a German agency while moonlighting for Vietnam's Communist Party? Such is the alleged double-life of the suspended worker who may have helped Vietnamese spies abduct businessman Trinh Xuan Thanh in Berlin.
In 2017, Vietnamese businessman Trinh Xuan Thanh was allegedly abducted in Berlin. Now on trial in Hanoi, his kidnapping has unsettled bloggers and journalists who fled Vietnam for Berlin.
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