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Family of dead Vietnamese worker return to Vietnam with ashes

2017/09/22 17:24:13

Hanoi, Sept. 22 (CNA) The family of a Vietnamese migrant worker who was shot and killed by police in Taiwan took his ashes back to Vietnam Friday.

27-year-old Nguyen Quoc Phi's death at the hands of a Hsinchu police officer has raised many questions, not only amongst other migrant workers and labor rights activists in Taiwan but also from his family.

Nguyen's father Nguyen Quoc Dong rushed to Taiwan from Vietnam on Sept. 5 after hearing the news of his son's death.

In the time that he has been here, Nguyen Quoc Dong, along with his daughter Nguyen Thi Thao, who was already in Taiwan, have demanded that the government and police fully investigate the killing.

Nguyen's father and sister arrived at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi at 9:30 a.m. and were driven home to Nghe An Province by family members.

The investigation into Nguyen's death is ongoing, as a result of which, the police cannot release the footage from the body cam of the police officer who shot him.

(By Fan Ching-yi and Kuan-lin Liu)