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3Novices:Vietnamese dissidents beaten and harassed by ‘thugs’, according to Human Rights Watch

Plainclothes ‘thugs’ suspected of having links to Vietnam’s government have attacked dozens of dissidents since 2015 in a bid to silence critics in the one-party state, Human Rights Watch (HRW) and activists said.
Freedom of expression is severely restricted in communist Vietnam, where independent media is banned and dissidents are routinely thrown in jail.
The government also has a long history of harassing bloggers and activists, with awareness of violent attacks growing in…
June 19, 2017 at 11:48AM http://ift.tt/2sJnSPb
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