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Vietnamese Activists Detained On Way to Meet Obama

At least two prominent members of Vietnamese civil society were prevented from attending a small gathering with President Obama Tuesday to discuss human rights and social issues. Journalist-turned-blogger and activist Doan Trang said she was held at a hostel in the northern province of Ninh Binh for a day, when she was on her way from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi to see Obama at the invitation of the U.S. embassy in Hanoi. “They told me I was detained because of my Facebook posts related...

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