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No Legal Consequences for Men Who Assaulted Airport Employee: Official

The men who viciously assaulted a Vietnam Airlines employee last month will walk away from the ruckus without facing any legal consequences.

On October 18, Tran Duong Tung and Dao Vinh Thuan became the center of national scrutiny after footage was released showing their abusive behavior towards Nguyen Le Quynh Anh, a customer service officer at Hanoi's Noi Bai International Airport. In the video, Thuan was shown clutching Quynh Anh’s shirt while Tung repeatedly struck her with his man purse.

Two days later, after assessing the situation, Vietnam aviation authorities announced that the violent men would be temporarily banned from flying; Tung received a 12-month ban while Thuan's ban was just six months. The latter’s work as an employee of the Hanoi Department of Transport also came to an end when, on October 24, the municipal department fired him for his involvement in the assault, reports Tuoi Tre.

During the department’s disciplinary meeting, Director Vu Van Vien came to the conclusion that Thuan’s code of conduct violations – including unapproved leave and physical abuse of a woman in public – have severely damaged the department’s public image. Hence, his contract with the government agency will be terminated today, November 1.

Tung’s fate, however, is less grim than his accomplice's. Recently, the Hanoi People’s Committee sent a complete report on the incident to the prime minister. According to Tuoi Tre, the municipal Department of Police decided not to prosecute Tung following the attack.

The verdict came after Quynh Anh refused to have her injury evaluated in fear of retaliation and airport authorities referred to the commotion as a “violation of public order”.

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