German court sentences defendant Le Anh Tu to 5 years in prison for espionage and kidnapping Trinh Xuan Thanh

Berlin High Court on January 30, 2023 (Photo: Le Trung Khoa –

On January 30, 2023, Berlin’s High Court sentenced Le Anh Tu to 5 years in prison for illegal espionage activities in Germany, along with Vietnamese secret agents participating in the kidnapping of Trinh Xuan Thanh and bringing him into custody to the Vietnamese Embassy in Berlin on July 23, 2017. He was also accussed of carrying Trinh Xuan Thanh and handing him to the delegation of Vietnam’s Minister of Public Security To Lam who was meeting with Slovak Interior Minister Robert Kalinak at the Borik Hotel, Slovakia on July 26, 2017.

It is known that the Slovak police are conducting an extensive investigation into the country’s high-ranking official and Mr. To Lam for allegedly abusing trust and borrowing a Slovak government plane to kidnap people on European territory.

Video reported at the trial on January 30, 2023 (Trung Khoa –

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