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HRW: Prisoner Abuse in Vietnam Widespread

A top human rights group says Vietnamese police are engaged in widespread abuse of prisoners, and that many have been beaten, tortured and died while in detention. In a 96-page report released Tuesday, Human Rights Watch highlighted dozens of instances of police brutality it said are pervasive in jails across the country. The report said the prisoners were often being held for minor offenses, such as traffic violations or petty theft. In many cases, it said they were beaten to extract...

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