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AFP : Campaigners attack Vietnam over human rights

  Agence France Presse   GENEVA, 24 sept 2009 (AFP) – Human rights campaigners on Thursday said Vietnam had rejected UN recommendations to improve rights and criticised a “climate of fear” which they said was stifling freedom of expression. The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the Vietnam Committee …

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Reuters : Vietnam admits shortcomings at U.N. rights review

    * Exiles and rights activists accuse Vietnam of crackdowns * Vietnam defends record, admits individual shortcomings * Demonstration coincides with rare U.N. scrutiny (Updates with Vietnam presentation to U.N. Human Rights Council) GENEVA, May 8 (Reuters) – Vietnam acknowledged some human rights “wrongdoings” in its appearance before a …

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The Wall Street Journal Asia : Hanoi’s Wrongs On Human Rights
Free countries must hold Hanoi to account at the U.N. this week

    Vietnam’s human-rights record will come under scrutiny tomorrow at the United Nations Human Rights Council. Hanoi is hoping the council, which includes Cuba and Saudi Arabia, will rub clean its murky record on human rights. Freedom-loving countries shouldn’t let this happen. Vietnam’s report to the Human Rights Council …

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Reuters : Vietnam rejects criticism by rights groups at U.N.

    GENEVA, 24 March 2009 (Reuters) – Vietnam on Tuesday rejected as “slanderous and distorted” allegations by exiled human rights groups that it stifles peaceful dissent and jails its critics. Vietnam’s ambassador, in a letter sent to the U.N. Human Rights Council, said that when addressing the Geneva forum …

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Tricycle : Buddhism, Under Vietnam’s Thumb

  Thich Nhat Hanh and the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam both want the state of religious repression to change. They have very different ideas of how to help. By Jared Roscoe After nearly forty years in exile, the world’s second-most-famous Buddhist, Thich Nhat Hanh, returned to Vietnam in early …

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