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Cambodian fishermen released by Vietnam

Cambodian fishermen released by Vietnam

More than 100 Cambodian fishermen from Kampot province were detained after being caught in Vietnamese waters on Tuesday. Authorities from the Vietnam’s Kien Giang ‘province detained 103 men on 27 fishing boats for one day before releasing them on Wednesday night. Heng Chanthon, a 45-year-old fisherman, described the officials as “kind”, but said they had been warned that
if they were caught fishing in Vietnamese waters again, they would be sent to prison.

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