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Human Rights Watch Presses for Police Reform in Vietnam

New York-based Human Rights Watch is raising alarms over abuses by police in Vietnam. The rights group said there have been increases in reports of torture and death of detainees in police custody, especially in rural areas. Nearly two years ago, Nguyen Tuan Thanh and friend Pham Quoc Nhat were detained by police in Dong Thap province on suspicion of theft. Pham Quoc Nhat said that when they arrived at the local police station, they were both beaten severely on their wrists, legs...

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