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Rights Advocates Criticize Vietnam on UPR Rejections

Vietnam's rejection of 45 key recommendations in its U.N. human rights review has drawn criticism from activists. Last week, Vietnam agreed to accept 182 of the 227 recommendations from its Universal Periodic Review (UPR) by the Human Rights Council. Hanoi said its decision demonstrates Vietnam's seriousness, openness and determination in promoting and protecting human rights. But critics say the decision to reject many items is sad, if not surprising. Trinh Huu Long, a...

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