Thua Thien Hue
“We received a diplomatic note… objecting to the investigation and forbidding us from conducting further investigations in the province.”
The last investigation in Thua Thien Hue was in the fall of 2007 and resulted in the issuance of a NOID. Shortly after the investigation, we received a diplomatic note… objecting to the investigation and forbidding us from conducting further investigations in the province.
As of April 8, 2008 the following provinces do not allow U.S. officials to conduct independent field inquiries: An Giang, Binh Thanh, Thuah Thien Hue, Phu Tho, Quang Nam, Ninh Binh, Thai Nguyen, and Thanh Hoa. In addition, U.S. officials have not been allowed to conduct independent field inquiries at Tu Du hospital in Ho Chi Minh City.
… the investigating team arrived at the orphanage to review the cases of two children purportedly deserted there. Initially the director was cordial to the team, and permitted them to tour the facility. In the middle of the tour, however, the director returned and apologetically told the team that… the police and People’s Committee had ordered him to have the team leave the orphanage immediately.
Post today formally requested meetings with provincial officials in Thanh Hoa and Thua Thien Hue to discuss blocked investigations in those provinces.
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