Ex-cops to stand trial for letting prisoners escape

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Four former officials in the southern province of Kien Giang will be prosecuted for letting seven prisoners escape in August, the People's Supreme Procuracy said Tuesday.


According to Vietnam's highest office of prosecutors, Ly Quoc Vinh, former chief of police force in charge of the provincial police's temporary detention facility will face charges of "lacking responsibility and letting detainees escape."


Tran Huu La, former superintendent of the camp as well as Nguyen Van Hon and Duong Hong Co, both ex-members of the security police, will also face the same charges.


On August 8, seven prisoners, all of whom had pleaded guilty to serious crimes like murder and robbery and received sentences of up to 19 years, escaped from the camp by destroying the surrounding mesh fence.


Police later arrested six of them, while one is still at large.


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