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Vietnam: Intensifying Rights Crackdown

Expand Vietnamese demonstrators protest a proposal to grant companies lengthy land leases at a march in Ho Chi Minh City, June 10, 2018. © 2018 Kao Nguyen/AFP/Getty Images (New York) – Vietnam intensified its systemic suppression of basic civil and political rights during 2018, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2019. The repression included attacks on freedom of speech, association, and assembly, and freedom to practice religion. Despite Vietnam’s worsening human rights record, many donors and trade partners ignored these developments and carried on business as usual. “Vietnam’s…

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