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Vietnam: Investigate Police Response to Mass Protests

Expand Police disperse a demonstration against a draft law on special economic zones in Hanoi, Vietnam, June 10, 2018.  © 2018 Reuters (New York) – Vietnam should halt unwarranted arrests and use of force against demonstrators who turned out throughout the country to protest long-term leases in special economic zones, Human Rights Watch said today. The government should release those detained for peacefully expressing their views and investigate excessive police response. Nationwide protests erupted last weekend in response to a draft law that would allow foreign investors 99-year leases,…

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