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Vietnam Urged to Drop Charges Against Former News Editor

A New York-based organization that promotes press freedom has called on Vietnam to “drop spurious charges” against Kim Quoc Hoa, former editor-in-chief of The Elderly newspaper. The Committee to Protect Journalists also asked Vietnam to “allow the media to play a checking and balancing role without fear of reprisal.” Hoa was charged earlier this week with “revealing confidential information related to national security" and "abusing freedoms and democratic rights in...

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