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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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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 Thai authorities prevent a press conference on human rights in Vietnam
Debating Vietnam’s human rights record under its ASEAN Chairmanship is more than ever impossible

PARIS, 12 September 2010 (FIDH & VCHR) – The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand (FCCT) announced today that it has been under pressure by the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs to cancel a press conference on human rights in Vietnam, organized by the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and …

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Policeman faces maximum 7 year sentence for beating a youth to death: Vietnam Committee denounces a climate of impunity in Vietnam

PARIS, 11 August 2010 (VIETNAM COMMITTEE) – Mr. Vo Van Ai, President of the Paris-based Vietnam Committee on Human Rights, an affiliate of the International Federation on Human Rights (FIDH) expressed outrage over inequalities in Vietnam’s legal system regarding the sentence facing a policeman who beat a 21-year-old man to …

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