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U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom places Vietnam on blacklist for violations of freedom of religion or belief

  PARIS, 2 May 2016 (VCHR) – For the sixteenth consecutive year, since 2001, Vietnam is on a blacklist of countries singled out by the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) for “systematic, ongoing and egregious violations” of freedom of religion or belief. USCIRF recommends that Vietnam be designated …

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WorldWatch Monitor : Vietnam’s Religion Law ‘created to repress, control’ – Vietnam’s relationship with West gives hope for religious freedom

  Vietnam’s Religion Law ‘created to repress, control’ Published: April 28, 2016 by Vishal Arora – Last year, Reg Reimer, a professor at the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, gave a thorough overview of the proposed law, saying “it is almost inevitable the new law will disappoint proponent of universal human …

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Protestant activist ill-treated in Vietnam

The Vietnam Committee on Human Rights joined with 33 civil society organizations and human rights defenders in signing this joint letter to the Vietnamese leadership protesting the ill-treatment of Mrs. Trần Thị Hồng for seeking to meet US Ambassador At Large on International Religious Freedom: Joint Statement Alleged Torture of …

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Civicus : Intolerance of civil society in Vietnam: An interview with Penelope Faulkner from the Vietnam Committee on Human Rights

  Vice-President of the Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR), Penelope Faulkner, speaks to CIVICUS about the current challenges faced by civil society in Vietnam and the role of international solidarity networks in supporting the creation of a safe and enabling environment for human rights defenders. 1) Over the past …

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