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VN rejects HRW’s reports

Updated: 15:31’ - 24/01/2005

Vietnam has refuted accusations by the Human Rights Watch (HRW) organiza-tion that claim ethnic minority Protestants living in the Central Highlands of Vietnam were arrested and mistreated last December.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Le Dung confirmed that there were no cases of ethnic minority Protestants being arrested or tortured in the period of December 12-24, 2004, as reported by the HRW.

He also strongly rejected what he called “wrong information” about human rights in the HRW’s World Report 2005.

He told Vietnamese and foreign media at a press briefing on January 14 that the report, released on January 13, was based on erroneous information on the situation in Vietnam.

Over the past years, Vietnam has made significant achievements towards improving its citizens’ living standards and ensuring human rights, including the right to freedom of speech, freedom of the press and freedom of religion, Mr. Dung said.

He said the Vietnamese State respects and protects its citizens’ right to religious beliefs, and permits any religion with guiding principles, purposes and organizational structure, which are compliant with Vietnamese law.-


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