Pres­i­dent urges end to wrong­ful ver­dicts

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HAØ NOÄI — Pres­i­dent Tröông Taán Sang yes­ter­day asked the coun­try’s crim­i­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tors to put an end to wrong­ful ver­dicts and bru­tal­ity.

He was speak­ing at a meet­ing with lead­ers of in­ves­tiga­tive po­lice on the per­for­mance of the coun­try’s ju­di­cial re­form in the first six months of the year.

In the first half of 2014, therewere more than 29,000 crim­i­nal law vi­o­la­tions, an in­crease of 2.2 per cent com­pared to the same pe­riod last year, ac­cord­ing to a po­lice re­port.

In­ves­tiga­tive po­lice dealt with nearly 53,000 cases, and pros­e­cuted...

... more than 83,000 de­fen­dants in that time.

Par­tic­i­pants at the meet­ing also ex­pressed con­cerns about dif­fi­cul­ties in their work, in­clud­ing in­ap­pro­pri­ate le­gal doc­u­ments and the rise in new crim­i­nal ac­tiv­ity, in­clud­ing cy­ber-crime.

They also asked rel­e­vant agen­cies to co-or­di­nate closely to limit the num­ber of wrong­ful ver­dicts and pro­longed cases while im­prov­ing the qual­ity of in­ves­tiga­tive of- fi­cers and le­gal doc­u­ments.

Pres­i­dent Sang praised the in­ves­tiga­tive force for its ef­forts to adapt in the fight against crime.

He also asked the force to im­prove its hu­man re­sources, while adding an over­haul of in­ves­tiga­tive agen­cies was be­ing con­sid­ered as part of ju­di­cial re­form.

He urged the coun­try’s in­ves­tiga­tive po­lice to en­hance co-op­er­a­tion with in­ter­na­tional po­lice to deal with transna­tional crim­i­nals, and em­pha­sised the force must con­tinue to tackle crime and win back pub­lic trust.

From Au­gust to Novem­ber, the Na­tional Steer­ing Com­mit­tee on Cor­rup­tion Pre­ven­tion and Fight­ing will carry out in­spec­tions on anti-cor­rup­tion ac­tiv­i­ties in seven min­istries. They are: the Min­istry of Agri­cul­ture and Ru­ral Devel­op­ment, Min­istry of Na­tional De­fense, Min­istry of Trans­port, Min­istry of Fi­nance, Min­istry of Labour, In­valids and So­cial Af­fairs, Min­istry of Cul­ture, Sports and Tourism and Vieät Nam So­cial In­sur­ance. —

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