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Social Activist Beaten as US Rights Envoy Visits Vietnam

A Vietnamese dissident known for leading anti-Chinese and environmental protests says he was attacked by a group of unidentified men allegedly linked to the authorities.   Anh Chi told VOA’s Vietnamese Service he was hit Monday with a metal pipe without provocation near his home in Hanoi.   Photos of his bloodied head and face have been widely circulated on activist web sites, but none of the photos have been seen on state-owned media.   Chi believes he has been harassed...

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