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Vietnam: Drop Charges Against Dissident on Facebook

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Bui Van Thuan. © Private (Bangkok) – The Vietnamese authorities should immediately release the outspoken commentator Bui Van Thuan and drop the politically motivated charges against him, Human Rights Watch said today. The People’s Court of Thanh Hoa province has scheduled his criminal trial for November 17, 2022. The police arrested Bui Van Thuan in August 2021 for posting commentary on Facebook critical of the Vietnamese government. The authorities charged him under penal code article 117(1) with “making, storing, disseminating or propagandizing information, materials…

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