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‘Worsening’ Human Rights Situation in Vietnam

Categories: East Asia, Vietnam, Freedom of Speech, Governance, Human Rights, Politics

The Vietnam Human Rights Network released its 2013 report [1] about the ‘worsening’ human rights situation in Vietnam:

…the human rights situation in Vietnam took a turn for the worse in 2013. The number of people detained for political views contrary to those of the ruling party increased, unabated police violence was reflected in the still high number of deaths and injuries caused by such violence, and the number of farmers whose land was expropriated without adequate compensation was on the rise.

The report noted that Vietnam's poor record contradicted its commitment to promote human rights after it became a member of the UN Human Rights Council and after it included human rights concepts on its Constitution.