The Czech authorities have arrested and extradited to Germany a Vietnamese intelligence agent suspected of involvement in the kidnapping of a Vietnamese businessman in Berlin last month.
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government has accused Vietnam of abducting the former manager of a state-owned company, who was seeking asylum in Germany, in an incident reminiscent of Cold War disappearances in the then-divided German capital.
The suspect, identified as Long N.H., is accused of unlawful foreign intelligence activity and being an accessory to deprivation of liberty, the German chief federal prosecutor’s office said in a statement.
Long N.H. was arrested in the Czech Republic on Aug 12 and extradited to Germany, a fellow European Union country on Wednesday, the statement said. It said investigations indicated he had rented in Prague on July 20 a van used in the kidnapping and that he drove it to Berlin the same day.