Deputy PM demands strict action against assaults on women in Hanoi

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(VOVWORLD) -Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh has requested Hanoi authorities to promptly verify reports on assaults on women in the vicinity of West Lake.

Some media outlets recently reported that between late January and late February, some youngsters wearing face masks and driving motorbikes near West Lake in Hanoi’s Tay Ho district assaulted many foreign women, as well as Vietnamese girls.
The attacks on foreigners in this area happened repeatedly with the number of victims reportedly reaching dozens, which has scared many foreign women when coming to the West Lake area and discouraged them from going outside in the evening, local media said.
Deputy PM Binh demanded that if the reports are confirmed, Hanoi authorities must take immediate measures to prevent and strictly punish those who commit those acts. He instructed that the outcome of the handling of those cases must be publicized on the media.