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Thailand Halts Briefing on Vietnam Rights Abuses

Thailand’s military has broadened its ongoing crackdown of media freedoms, canceling a Bangkok news conference over alleged abuses in Vietnam against ethnic minority Montagnards. The news conference Friday led by the U.S.-based Human Rights Watch was stopped by local police who presented an official letter from the ruling junta saying the event threatened national security and bilateral relations. The Human Rights Watch report was to detail abuses against a Christian ethnic minority in...

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