Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Human Rights Watch, March 9: Vietnam Crackdown on Dissent in Wake of WTO and APEC

New York, March 9, 2007

The Vietnamese government, emboldened by international recognition after joining the World Trade Organization and hosting the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, is flouting its international commitments on human rights by launching one of the worst crackdowns on peaceful dissidents in 20 years, Human Rights Watch said today.