Vietnam energy executives stand trial on corruption charges
Senior executives from Vietnam's state oil company are standing trial in Hanoi as part of a crackdown on corruption in the country's energy and banking sectors.
The 22 defendants include the ex-head of PetroVietnam, Trinh Xuan Thanh, and a senior Communist Party official.
Germany says Mr Thanh was abducted from a park in Berlin last July, but Hanoi insists he returned home voluntarily.
He is accused of corruption and could face the death penalty if found guilty.
The German government described Mr Thanh's suspected abduction by Vietnamese spies as a "scandalous violation" of its... read more
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