Vietnam demands thorough investigation into death of migrant worker

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/09/06
By: Fan Chin-yi and Kuan-lin Liu

Hanoi, Sept. 6 (CNA) Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has instructed its economic and cultural office and other relevant agencies in Taiwan to ensure a thorough investigation into the death of a Vietnamese worker.

The death of runaway Nguyen Quoc Phi at the hands of the police on Aug. 31 in Hsinchu County has sparked protests from the Vietnamese migrant worker community in Taiwan.

According to a report from Vietnamese media outlet, the Vietnam Economic and Cultural Office in Taiwan has requested a thorough investigation into Nguyen’s death and has been cooperating with their counterparts in Vietnam to ensure that the rights of the deceased are observed.

On Monday, the Migrants Empowerment Network in Taiwan called for surveillance footage or other images of the shooting to be released to determine whether the police action abided by protocol.    [FULL  STORY]

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