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AFP : Vietnam hits back at Washington religion report

  Agence France Presse   HANOI Sept 16, 2004 (AFP) – Vietnam on Thursday slammed the US State Department’s decision to name it a “country of particular concern” in its annual report on religious freedom, saying it was based on erroneous information. “It is a wrongful decision based on erroneous …

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Reuters : US adds Hanoi to list of nations abusing religion freedom

    By Christina Toh-Pantin HANOI, Sept 16 (Reuters) – Unsanctioned religious groups in Vietnam on Thursday welcomed Washington’s designation of Hanoi as an abuser of rights to worship, while U.S. businesses and non-governmental organisations expressed dismay. The State Department’s annual report tracking religious freedoms worldwide included the communist country …

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dpa : Vietnam slams U.S. religious freedom decision

    HANOI, Sept 16, 2004 (dpa) – Vietnam slammed the United States decision Thursday to designate the country as one of eight countries of particular concern in a religious freedom report. “It is a wrongful decision based on erroneous information and inaccurate reflection of Vietnam’s situation,” Vietnam’s press spokesman …

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