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Vietnamese court finds Australian guilty of terrorism

Vietnamese court finds Australian guilty of terrorismA Vietnamese court on Monday sentenced a 70-year-old Australian to 12 years in jail on terrorism charges, state media reported. The Tuoi Tre newspaper said Chau Van Kham, a Sydney resident of Vietnamese origin, was found guilty of “terrorism to oppose the people’s administration” in a half-day trial at Ho Chi Minh City People’s Court. It said two Vietnamese men, Nguyen Van Vien and Tran Van Quyen, were also sentenced to 11 and 10 years respectively on the same charge.



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The Vietnamese victims of UK truck tragedy

The Vietnamese victims of UK truck tragedyBritish police on Friday confirmed the names of the 39 victims, who are all Vietnamese nationals, found dead in a refrigerated truck in southeast England last month. After Tiep dropped out of high school, he told his family he wanted to work overseas instead of becoming a fisherman in his coastal home province. On October 21, two days before the truck was found, he wrote to his family asking them to get $ 13,000 to pay to smugglers for his trip to the UK, the last they heard from him.



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UK police name 39 Vietnamese victims of truck horror

UK police name 39 Vietnamese victims of truck horrorBritish police on Friday released the names of 39 Vietnamese people found dead in a refrigerated truck last month, including two 15-year-old boys. Many were from the same two provinces in Vietnam, Nghe An and Ha Tinh, which are known as hubs for illegal emigration — and where relatives have been desperately waiting for news. Of the 39 victims found in a shipping container parked near the south-east English port of Purfleet on October 23, 10 were under the age of 20 and eight were female.



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UK police ID all 39 Vietnamese victims found in truck

UK police ID all 39 Vietnamese victims found in truckUK police say they have formally identified the 39 people found dead in a container truck in southeastern England and notified their families in the apparent people-smuggling tragedy. The authorities said Thursday they’ve been working with Vietnamese police and the coroner to identify the bodies that were found Oct. 23 in the back of a truck in an industrial park in the English town of Grays. “This is an important step in the investigation and enables us to work with our Vietnamese Police colleagues to support the families of those victims,” Assistant Chief Constable Tim Smith.



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Vigil held in UK for 39 Vietnamese who died in a truck

Vigil held in UK for 39 Vietnamese who died in a truckLondon’s Vietnamese community has gathered at a vigil and a service to honor the 39 Vietnamese victims who died in a refrigerated truck container in southeastern England. The community is mourning the unidentified victims, who were trying to enter Britain in hopes of finding greater opportunities. Rev. Simon Nguyen offered prayers for the victims and for their loved ones in Vietnam.



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Vigil held in UK for 39 Vietnamese who died in a truck

Vigil held in UK for 39 Vietnamese who died in a truckLondon’s Vietnamese community has gathered at a vigil and a service to honor the 39 Vietnamese victims who died in a refrigerated truck container in southeastern England. The community is mourning the unidentified victims, who were trying to enter Britain in hopes of finding greater opportunities. Rev. Simon Nguyen offered prayers for the victims and for their loved ones in Vietnam.



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Who are the Vietnamese feared dead in UK truck tragedy?

Who are the Vietnamese feared dead in UK truck tragedy?AFP has spoken to several families of Vietnamese nationals missing in Britain, feared to be among the 39 people found dead in a truck in Essex last week. DNA has been collected from relatives as officials in Vietnam and the UK scramble to officially identify the victims. On October 21 he wrote to his family asking them to get $ 13,000 to pay to smugglers for his trip to the UK, the last they heard from him.



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Driver charged as more Vietnamese feared among 39 UK truck victims

Driver charged as more Vietnamese feared among 39 UK truck victimsBritish police investigating the deaths of 39 people in a refrigerated truck charged the driver on Saturday with manslaughter and people trafficking, as families in Vietnam expressed fear their loved ones were among the dead. The 25-year-old from Northern Ireland was “charged with 39 counts of manslaughter, conspiracy to traffic people, conspiracy to assist unlawful immigration and money laundering”, Essex police said. Three more people are in custody in Britain over the investigation, the country’s largest murder probe since the 2005 London suicide bombings.



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Vietnamese village prays, awaits news on loved ones' fate

Vietnamese village prays, awaits news on loved ones' fateThe rural village of Do Thanh in central Vietnam has relied on its sons and daughters working abroad to send money back home. The mother and a sister of Bui Thi Nhung cried as they set up an altar with incense and a photo of the missing 19-year-old. The family heard from a friend living in the U.K. that “Nhung is one of the victims,” said a relative who was visiting the woman’s despaired mother.



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More Vietnamese fear relatives are among 39 dead in truck

More Vietnamese fear relatives are among 39 dead in truckMore Vietnamese families came forward Saturday with information their relatives may be among the 39 people found dead in the back of a container truck in southeastern England. A representative for VietHome, a U.K.-based organization of the Vietnamese community, said it sent the pictures of nearly 20 people reported missing to the police. In Vietnam, the father of 20-year-old Nguyen Dình Luong feared his son was among the dead.



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