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dpa : Vietnam slams human rights group’s criticism

    HANOI, Nov 19, 2003 (dpa) – Vietnam reacted angrily to a French human rights organization’s criticisms of the country’s human rights record Wednesday. In a statement Monday, the France-based Vietnam Committee on Human Rights called on the European Union to urge Vietnam to release prisoners of conscience, loosen …

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AFP : Vietnam says three dissident monks under house arrest

  Agence France Presse   HANOI, Oct 16 (AFP) – Vietnam said Thursday it has placed three senior monks from an outlawed Buddhist church under house arrest for two years for violating the country’s strict security legislation, escalating a crackdown on the group. Foreign ministry spokesman Le Dung said their …

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AFP : Vietnam flexes muscles over outlawed Buddhist church

  Agence France Presse   HANOI, Oct 12 (AFP) – Vietnam signalled its intent last week to enforce a tough line against an outlawed Buddhist church despite signs earlier this year that the communist regime was seeking a rapprochement. A 10-hour stand-off on Wednesday between the security forces and the …

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