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Government Decree 92 tightens controls on religions in Vietnam

PARIS, 29 November 2012 (IBIB) –The International Buddhist Information Bureau is deeply disturbed by a new government decree that increases state control of religions and further undermines religious freedom in Vietnam. Decree 92 (full reference 92/2012/ND-CP) on “Directives and measures for implementing the Ordinance on beliefs and religion”, issued by …

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Imprisonment of musicians a new low for freedom of expression

  Paris-Bangkok, 2 November 2012. The trial and harsh sentencing of two musicians on charges of “anti-State propaganda” under Article 88 of the Penal Code is the latest example of Vietnam’s escalating assault on freedom of expression and its blatant violation of international human rights law, said the International Federation …

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