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Human Rights Group Accuses Vietnam of Leading SE Asia in Political Prisoners

A human rights group said Vietnam has the highest number of political prisoners in Southeast Asia. The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) claims at least 212 Vietnamese dissidents are behind bars and many more are under house arrest. FIDH says those imprisoned include lawyers, bloggers and land rights activists. Asia Desk Director Andrea Giorgetta told VOA's Vietnamese service that it is time for the international community to pressure Hanoi to stop its repression...

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