The Sunday Mail (Queensland)

Aussies freed from Vietnam


HANOI: Two Australian­s jailed in Vietnam are to be freed under a broad amnesty marking the country’s 70th anniversar­y independen­ce day celebratio­ns.

The unidentifi­ed pair are among 34 foreigners to be released under the amnesty that includes inmates from China, Malaysia and Laos.

A Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade spokesman yesterday confirmed the Australian­s were among those to be released on August 31.

There are currently 28 Australian­s detained or jailed in Vietnam on various charges, including drug traffickin­g.

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