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VIETNAM: Deadly attack against a journalist

GENEVA-PARIS, February 3, 2011. The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), and the Vietnam Committee on Human Rights & Quê Me : Action for Democracy in Vietnam, condemn the murder …

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IPS : Communist Party Steps on Already Stifled Newspapers

BANGKOK, Jan 27, 2011 (IPS) – A week after Vietnam’s ruling Communist Party ended its pivotal congress of the country’s political elite, there is little evidence in the state-controlled media of a possible return to the openness that once saw high-profile corruption scandals exposed in print here. “This is the …

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UBCV Spokesman Vo Van Ai welcomes the U.S. International Religious Freedom Report and calls for stronger action to promote religious freedom in Vietnam

PARIS, 19 November 2010 (IBIB) – Mr. Vo Van Ai, International Spokesman of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) and Director of its Paris-based information office, the International Buddhist Information Bureau, welcomed the U.S. State Department’s Annual Report on International Religious Freedom made public by Secretary of State Hillary …

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The Irrawaddy : Thailand Again Bars Vietnamese Activist

    BANGKOK, 15 October 2010 (The Irrawaddy) – Thailand has drawn fire by again preventing a prominent Vietnamese dissident from speaking at a conference in Bangkok, one year after the founding of the Asean Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights. The president of the Vietnam Committee on Human Rights, Vo …

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The Nation : EDITORIAL
Thailand has tarnished its own rights image

    Government clampdown on human rights press conference does not follow the Asean objective to promote discussion of the issue Thailand’s human rights record will come under further scrutiny this week because the Foreign Ministry has just pressured the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand (FCCT) into cancelling a scheduled …

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The West Australian : Thailand bars entry to Vietnam activists

    Thailand has refused entry to two human rights campaigners due to speak at a Bangkok press conference on Monday about alleged abuses in neighbouring Vietnam, a journalists’ organisation said. The move forced the Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR), a long-time critic of the country’s communist regime, to …

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