Thursday, May 17, 2007

NPR, May 15: Vietnam Cracks Down on Activists before Elections

May 15, 2007

In Vietnam, the crackdown on dissidents continues in advance of elections May 20 for the National Assembly. Five activists were tried in the past week for exercising free speech. All these trials at one time are a clear signal to opponents of the regime to back off quickly. Under Vietnamese law the Communist Party is the only official voice.

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