Vietnam Harasses the NGOs

Even as Vietnam vies for election to the United Nations Human Rights Council for 2014-2016, the country is in an intensive campaign to keep NGOs such as Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, Reporters Sans Frontieres, Front Line Defenders and PEN International at bay Despite the government hostility, these organizations have played an important role in promoting the cause and struggle for human rights and democracy in Vietnam, even as a fraudulent legal system is being used as a tool for political repression and suppression of human rights.

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