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Viet Nam: Halt crackdown on freedom of expression

Headline Title:  Viet Nam: Halt crackdown on freedom of expression 07 August 2012 Viet Nam’s government must halt its ongoing crackdown on freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, Amnesty International said today after mass arrests during a peaceful protest in the capital Ha Noi.On 5 August, authorities in the capital arrested and detained around 30 people who were peacefully protesting against China’s territorial claims in the disputed South China Sea, known in Viet Nam as the East Sea.Anti-corruption activist Le Hien Duc, 81, was among those rounded up, along with students and…

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