A soldier has been dismissed from military service in the Tay Nguyen
(Central Highlands) province of Gia Lai while two other soldiers are
given a warning following public anger over photos posted on Facebook
showing the soldiers torturing two monkeys.
Quang, 20, from central Quang Nam province , was identified among
others in 12 photos of two endangered gray shanked douc langurs being
tortured and dismembered on his Facebook page.
A local, Ha
Van Tu, 37, was also arrested for being involved in the case. Tu said
he and two other people captured the two langurs in the forest
and sold them to the two soldiers at the price of 1.2 millin VND (57
USD) investigators are looking for the other two culprits.
Earlier, the Ministry of Defence asked Quang’s army unit to report on
any cases of the capture, torture and killing of endangered monkeys.-VNA