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Trial Highlights Vietnam’s Persistent Land Rights Problem

In Vietnam, the state owns the land and leases it to the people for a limited time. As the country’s economy has grown, the issue of who owns the rights to farm or develop land remains a difficult problem, with occasional protests over illegal seizures of land, otherwise known as “land grabs.” In Hanoi, the latest trial of land rights protesters highlights lingering issues with the system. This week, a group of people gathered near a court on the outskirts of Hanoi to show their support...

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