Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Friday, December 01, 2006

Member of United Workers-Farmers Organization (UWFO) arrested in Viet Nam

According to the Voice of Freedom and Democracy for Vietnam, there have been arrests of leading members of the United Workers-Farmers Organization (UWFO) in Viet Nam. This is yet another indication that, despite Viet Nam’s commitment to a free market, the country still has much to do in the way of protection of political freedoms. The arrests, which occurred throughout mid-November included: Mr. Doan Van Dien, a father who voiced his concerns about his children’s location over US-based Radio Free Asia; co-founders of UWFO, Mr. Nguyen Tan Hoanh, and Ms. Nguyen Thi Le Hong; and Mr. Doan Huy Chuong, member of UWFO, as well as his two younger brothers.

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