Three arrested, charged in attack on Chinese students in France

June 17, 2013 at 3:13 PM

HOSTENS, France, June 17 (UPI) -- Three young people have been arrested and charged with attacking six Chinese students in Hostens, France, prosecutors said.

The suspects, ages 19-20, were charged Sunday night with aggravated violence, using or threatening to use arms and drunkenness for the attack, Radio France Internationale reported.

The prosecutor's office in Bordeaux said the suspects assaulted the group of Chinese oenology students early Saturday; a female student was attacked with a glass bottle, suffering serious injuries to her face.

French Interior Minister Manuel Valls on Sunday condemned the attack, as did Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying on.

"So far, the injured student has been properly treated," Hua said, adding she had asked the French authorities to "take effective measures to protect Chinese citizens' safety and rights in France."

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