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.
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.
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.
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.
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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