Monday, April 23, 2007

Washington Times April 6: Scolding Vietnam

Washington, D.C., April 6, 2007

The U.S. ambassador to Vietnam yesterday denounced its repression of dissidents and called on the communist government to free political prisoners and embrace democracy. Ambassador Michael Marine, in an opinion article sent to newspapers in Hanoi, named several dissidents whose "only crime was the peaceful expression of their views."