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Vietnam: End Crackdown on Freedom of Expression

(New York) – Vietnam should drop all charges against human rights campaigner Huynh Thuc Vy, who faces trial under article 276 of the 1999 penal code for allegedly disrespecting the national flag, Human Rights Watch said today. She faces up to three years imprisonment if convicted by the People’s Court of Buon Ho town, Dak Lak province at trial on November 22. Expand Huynh Thuc Vy holds a sign that reads "Praying for Tran Huynh Duy Thuc and for Vietnam. Sept 12, 2018". © 2018 Private “For years, Vietnam has sought any excuse to punish Huynh Thuc Vy for her tireless advocacy of human rights…

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