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    these families are just greedy, and wanted to do this for status, not a better life
    wrong.

    many of the dead were probably from nghe an and ha tinh, the rice-growing areas in the northern-central part of the country. its a piss poor region with gdp per capita in both provinces lower than the national average, last year, people in those provinces earned less than $2000.

    poor job prospects, encouragement by authorities, smuggling gangs, environmental disaster and government pressure on catholics are all local factors behind the wave of migrants.

    a toxic spill from a taiwanese owned steel factory that poisoned fishing grounds three years ago is a further incentive to go abroad, as well as persecution of catholics due to outspoken criticism of the government by catholic priests.

    these people are not greedy, but like most emigrants from poor countries with oppressive regimes, they seek a better life for themselves and the families they leave behind.

    the uk should be encouraging the immigration of these hard working christian people in preference to albanian and bulgarian gangsters who facilitate the trafficking and middle eastern and sub-continentals whose reluctance to fully integrate into western society causes so much disquiet in the uk.

    as for the threats against the mick who drove them in, if the eastern european gangs get to him before he squeals to the police then he will suffer a rather nasty death.

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    ^ This article from the BBC makes reference to the Nghe An and Ha Tinh provinces. Seems the Vietnamese police are working hard at the point of origin.


    Essex lorry deaths: Vietnamese police arrest eight people

    Eight suspects have been held in Vietnam after 39 people were found dead in a lorry in Essex.

    The arrests came as a team of Vietnamese officials arrived in Britain to help formally identify the 31 men and eight women.

    The suspects are being held in relation to people smuggling offences, the director of police in the Nghe An province in north-central Vietnam said.

    Two people were arrested in the Ha Tinh province of Vietnam last week.

    The victims were discovered in a refrigerated lorry trailer on an industrial estate in Grays on 23 October.

    On Friday, Essex Police said all 39 people were believed to be Vietnamese.

    The force initially said it believed they were Chinese.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-essex-50286696

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    these hard working christian people
    Well trained or abused?



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    whose reluctance to fully integrate into western society

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    a refrigerated lorry trailer
    It`s common knowledge that these things are air-tight.

    Such a stupid waste of life.

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    British police release names of 39 truck death victims

    "Ten teenagers, including two 15-year-old boys, have been named as being among 39 people found dead in a truck in the English county of Essex last month.
    Police have released the names of the victims, all of whom were Vietnamese nationals, and who were discovered at an industrial park in the town of Grays. There were 31 male and eight female victims, with the oldest victim being aged 44.


    Among the dead was 26-year-old Pham Thi Tra My from Ha Tinh, who sent a text message to her family saying she could not breathe.

    Caroline Beasley-Murray, senior coroner for Essex, said: "May I take this opportunity to offer my deepest condolences to the victims' families. My thoughts are with them at this unimaginably difficult time."


    The senior officer in overall charge of the enquiry, Essex Police assistant chief constable Tim Smith, said: "This was an incredibly important process and our team has been working hard to bring answers to worried families who fear their loved one may be among those whose tragic journey ended on our shores.


    "Our priority has been to identify the victims, to preserve the dignity of those who have died and to support the victims' friends and families."


    In a statement on social media, Liu Xiaoming, China's ambassador to the UK, said "Our thoughts are with them and our deepest sympathy to their families. China stands ready to strengthen international cooperation on combating illegal immigration and human trafficking."

    British police release names of 39 truck death victims - World - Chinadaily.com.cn
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    First 16 of 39 Bodies Found in U.K. Returned to Vietnam.

    The bodies of 16 of the 39 dead Vietnamese found in a refrigerated truck in the U.K. last month were returned to Vietnam and delivered to their families Wednesday.


    The 39 are believed to have been trying to enter the U.K. when they perished. Authorities suspect they paid human traffickers for secret passage to England.

    The brother of one of the deceased confirmed Wednesday that his family received the body in a phone call with RFA’s Vietnamese Service.

    “[His body] arrived at 1:30 p.m. today,” said Nguyen Dinh Oanh, whose brother Nguyen Din Luong, was only 20 years old.

    “We will take him to the cemetery and bury him tomorrow afternoon,” said Oanh.

    The government of Vietnam financially assisted the families with repatriating the deceased. In the Nguyen family’s case, they had to borrow 66.24 million dong (U.S. $2854.21) to bring Luong’s body to their home in Ha Tinh province’s Can Loc district.

    “They advanced the money to bring him home and we will pay it back later,” said Oanh, adding, “We appreciate the help from the government to bring him home.”

    The 39 bodies were discovered Oct. 23 in Grays, a town east of London. According to local police, the 31 male and eight female victims ranged between ages 15 and 44. Several arrests in connection to the case have been made both in Vietnam and in the U.K.

    Gareth Ward, the British ambassador to Vietnam said in a video statement Wednesday that both Vietnam and the U.K. would continue their efforts “to prevent human trafficking and protect vulnerable people here.”


    “We will continue working with Vietnamese authorities to investigate the criminal acts that led to this tragedy,” he said.

    “In the coming time, I plan to visit the affected communities to express my condolences and reinforce the British government’s commitment to preventing anything like this from happening again.”


    A truck driver in London Monday pleaded guilty to conspiring with several other people to assist in an illegal immigration plot and acquire illegal property, British media reports said.


    Police said the driver, Maurice Robinson of Northern Ireland, drove the truck’s cab to the port city of Purfleet. It picked up the container with the 39 Vietnamese after it had arrived there from Zeebrugge, Belgium.


    British police also arrested a 36-year-old male on suspicion of manslaughter, conspiracy to traffic people and conspiracy to assist unlawful immigration Monday. Two others have also been arrested in Ireland and Britain in connection with the case.



    https://www.rfa.org/english/news/vie...019133630.html

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    Charges Filed in Vietnam in Truck Deaths Case

    Authorities in Vietnam’s coastal Ha Tinh province have filed charges against seven human traffickers accused of involvement in a smuggling ring that sent 39 migrant workers to their deaths in a refrigerated truck found abandoned in Britain in October.


    All seven were charged on Feb. 20 with “organizing other people to go abroad illegally” under Article 349 of Vietnam’s penal code, with six now under arrest in Vietnam and one being sought in China by police, according to reports in Vietnamese state media.


    Those named as defendants in the case include Tran Dinh Truong, 35; Nguyen Thi Thuy Hoa, 36; Van Van Ky, 58; Vo Van Ho, 68; Le Van Hue, 53; Nguyen Quoc Thanh, 26; and Nguyen Thi Thuy Diem, 30, who currently lives in China.


    Among the 39 found suffocated on Oct. 23 in the smugglers’ truck was Pham Thi Tra My, 26, who prosecutors say had paid Nguyen Thi Thuy Diem and his brother Nguyen Quoc Thanh around U.S.$22,000 to help her get to Britain by way of China and France, the indictment said.


    All of those charged had previously taken as many as 67 Vietnamese workers abroad to work illegally in European countries, according to media reports.


    Many Vietnamese households send their children abroad to make a living, especially through illegal labor, often amassing crushing debt to pay for air tickets and smugglers’ fees.


    Beyond poor job prospects at home, government repression of Catholics and environmental disasters also drive immigration, Vietnamese analysts say.


    Ha Tinh and Nghe An province, from which some of the migrants who died had traveled, were the regions hardest hit by an April 2016 toxic spill by a Taiwan-owned steel plant that contaminated more than a hundred miles of coastline in four coastal provinces, leaving thousands without work.


    Charges Filed in Vietnam in Truck Deaths Case

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post


    Ha Tinh and Nghe An province, from which some of the migrants who died had traveled, were the regions hardest hit by an April 2016 toxic spill by a Taiwan-owned steel plant that contaminated more than a hundred miles of coastline in four coastal provinces, leaving thousands without work.

    Jeez....that's pretty sad.

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    Vietnam has jailed four people over their roles in the death of 39 migrants found in a refrigerated truck in Britain last year, state media said.
    The deaths of the 31 men and eight women from Vietnam, who were found in a vehicle near London in October 2019, highlighted the enormous risks of illegal migration to Europe and sparked an international outcry.
    The four defendants -- the youngest aged 26 and the oldest 36 -- were given prison sentences of between two-and-a-half years and seven-and-a-half years by a court in central Ha Tinh province on Monday, according to the official provincial newspaper.
    They were found guilty of "organising, brokering illegal emigration", it said, adding that three others had been given suspended sentences.

    Vietnam jails 4 over UK truck tragedy

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    were given prison sentences of between two-and-a-half years and seven-and-a-half years by a cour
    only two and a half years?


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    Well, not knowing the level of involvement surely it's impossible to say for sure that's inappropriate?

    And if you consider two and half years in jail problematic, then what about the suspended sentences?

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