Vietnam jails people smugglers deported from Australia

  • Asean+
  • Wednesday, 14 Dec 2016

HANOI: A Vietnam court has convicted four men of people-smuggling after they tried to sail to Australia with a boatload of migrants but were turned back under Canberra’s hardline immigration policy.

Australia does not accept so-called boat people from any nation and the country has come under fire for holding migrants in isolated outposts in Papua New Guinea and the island of Nauru.

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