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Top US Rights Envoy to Visit Vietnam Ahead of Obama Trip

The top State Department envoy on human rights will travel to Vietnam next week to pave the way for a visit by President Barack Obama later this month. Tom Malinowski will urge Hanoi to "release political prisoners without condition and encourage further reforms that will help to make Vietnam's laws consistent with its international human rights obligations," the State Department said in a statement released Friday. Vietnamese officials have voiced hope that Obama's...

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