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Vietnamese diplomat posted to Geneva consulate seeks asylum in Switzerland

Published on Feb 3, 2014 5:38 PM

GENEVA (AFP) - A Vietnamese diplomat who was posted at the country's consulate in Geneva said he has sought political asylum in Switzerland.

Mr Dang Xuong Hung, who served at the consulate from 2008 to 2012, when he formally withdrew from the Vietnamese Communist Party, told local Geneva station Leman Bleu on Sunday that he had applied for Swiss asylum last October.

"The Berlin Wall fell 25 years ago, but Vietnam is still under a communist regime," he said.

"The Vietnamese Communist Party persists with its aim to continue the dictatorship, to continue with a one-party regime."

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