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In Vietnam, Religious Freedoms Violated, UN Finds

A United Nations representative on a fact-finding mission in Vietnam has found evidence of serious violations of religious freedoms. Heiner Bielefeldt, special rapporteur on religious freedom, said at a Thursday press conference in Hanoi that some of the people he wanted to meet during his 10-day fact-finding mission were under heavy surveillance, intimidated or prevented from travelling by police. “I was eyewitness to some acts … of intimidation, harassment [and] monitoring of private...

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