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Vietnam Pardons 2 Elderly Activists Ahead of US Meeting

Vietnam has granted early releases to two elderly political prisoners ahead of a visit to Washington this week by Hanoi's foreign minister. Tran Tu and Nguyen Tuan Nam, both in their 70s, were set free late last week after serving about two decades each in prison. Tu, a U.S. citizen and member of the Vietnam Revolutionary Party Coalition, was arrested in Ho Chi Minh City in 1993 and sentenced to life in prison on charges of “attempting to overthrow the state”.   Nam, a...

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