Workers beaten in Algeria discharged from hospital hinh anh 1Workers Dau Hoang Anh and Dao Ngoc Cuong (Source: VNA)
Two Vietnamese men assaulted by Chinese workers at a Dongyi Jiangsu Co. Ltd construction site in Algeria’s Khenchela city on September 16 were discharged from the hospital on October 18.

The men – Dau Hoang Anh and Dao Ngoc Cuong – said that their only wish is to return home and reunite with their families.

Do Van Hai, a representative of Simco Song Da – the Vietnamese company that sent the workers to Algeria, said the two are recovering and resting at the Dongyi Jiangsu’s headquarters in Alger. Hospital costs, worth nearly 4,000 USD, were paid by the Chinese employer.

The Chinese side also announced that it will complete procedures to repatriate the two workers in at least 3-4 days as well as cover their airfare.

Hai also said that his company is working hard with the Chinese side to seek optimal measures to support the two workers.

On October 5, Vietnamese workers in Algeria called for help as they were beaten by the Chinese employer.

According to them, the work contract they signed with the employer regulated that they were paid monthly. However, when working in Algeria, they were paid on piecework. After objecting, they and others were assaulted on September 19 with Dau Hoang Anh and Dao Ngoc Cuong being the most seriously injured.-VNA