Vietnam: End Chokehold on Dissent Before Party Congress

(New York) – The Vietnam Communist Party should renounce its practice of tightening controls on peaceful dissent in the lead up to the Eleventh Party Congress and free those who have been imprisoned, detained, and censored, Human Rights Watch said today. The nine-day congress, which starts on January 12, 2011, will determine the party’s leadership and direction for the next five years.

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