Petra Schlagenhauf, German lawyer of "kidnapped" Vietnamese oil executive Trinh Xuan Thanh, tells DW that she doesn't expect a fair trial for her client in Hanoi. She also says that Thanh would never have returned to Vietnam voluntarily.
A German court has sentenced Long N.H. to four years in prison for helping Vietnam's secret service abduct a former executive in Berlin. Ex-oil boss Trinh Xuan Thanh has since been sentenced to two life terms in Hanoi.
A court is hearing testimony in the case of a suspect accused of helping abduct a Vietnamese businessman in a Cold War-style kidnapping in Berlin. Experts say this is a case of all-too-common espionage.
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.
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.
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