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Vietnam: Drop Charges, Release Democracy Activists

Expand From left to right: Tran Hoang Phuc, Vu Quang Thuan (center), and Nguyen Van Dien.  © Private (New York) – The Vietnamese government should immediately drop all charges and release rights activists Vu Quang Thuan, Nguyen Van Dien, and Tran Hoang Phuc, Human Rights Watch said today. The first two were arrested in March and the latter in June 2017 for publishing material on the internet critical of the government, and each was charged with conducting propaganda against the state. The People’s Court of Hanoi is scheduled to hear their case on January 31, 2018. “Tran Hoang Phuc, Vu Quang…

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