“The latest arrests and assaults on bloggers show how afraid the government is of open discussion on democracy and human rights.” Brad Adams , Asia Director
Vietnam: Escalating Persecution of Bloggers
Recent Arrests, Physical Attacks Require Strong Diplomatic Response
June 19, 2013
Rights activist Nguyen Hoang Vi distributing Universal Declaration of Human Rights to people on May 5 at April 30 park.
Vietnam’s strategy of repressing critics big and small will only lead the country deeper into crisis. The latest arrests and assaults on bloggers show how afraid the government is of open discussion on democracy and human rights.
(New York, June 20, 2013) – The Vietnamese government should unconditionally release recently arrested bloggers and end physical attacks on critics, Human Rights Watch said today. Vietnam’s donors and trading partners should publicly call on the government to end the use of the criminal law against peaceful activists.
Human Rights Watch called for the immediate and unconditional release of recently arrested bloggers Truong Duy…
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