Ad­dicts clash with po­lice

Kuwait Times - - INTERNATIONAL -

Po­lice fired tear gas at dozens of drug ad­dicts try­ing to es­cape from a com­pul­sory re­hab cen­tre in Viet­nam yes­ter­day, just weeks af­ter a mass break­out from the same fa­cil­ity. Drug ad­dicts in com­mu­nist Viet­nam are forced to un­dergo up to two years of re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion in treat­ment cen­tres across the coun­try, but rights groups have com­plained of poor con­di­tions and over­crowd­ing. Images in lo­cal me­dia showed lines of of­fi­cers dressed in riot gear at the Dong Nai fa­cil­ity in south­ern Viet­nam, as ad­dicts clawed at the fence while oth­ers scaled the roof of the build­ing. Some ad­dicts lobbed slip­pers, plas­tic chairs and bi­cy­cles at of­fi­cers and po­lice could be seen toss­ing tear gas can­is­ters into the com­pound.

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