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Vietnam Mulls Clarification of 'Anti-state' Laws

The Chairman of Vietnam’s legislature has surprised many by saying his country should clarify its so-called anti-state laws in order to prevent arbitrary arrests that violate human and civil rights. During a debate on the revision of criminal laws Monday, Nguyen Sinh Hung said, “We should not let the [overly vague] laws exist, paving the way for virtually anyone to be detained.”   Such a move would be a major shift for Vietnamese authorities. The remarks have sparked a mixed...

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