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Vietnam Shows No Sign of Releasing Political Prisoners

Authorities in Vietnam have shown no signs they plan to release any political prisoners during the country's annual amnesty marking the nation’s independence day.  Several political and non-political prisoners are traditionally pardoned on or around September 2. But unlike previous years, Vietnamese state media has yet to announce the official number of detainees set to be released nationwide this year. Political prisoners typically make up a small percentage of those who...

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