Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Friday, March 16, 2007

Rice raises human rights concerns in meeting with Vietnamese official

During Thursday’s meeting between U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Viet Nam’s Deputy Prime Minister Pham Gia Khiem, Rice urged Khiem to work to improve the current human rights situation in his country, Reuters reported the same day.

According to State Department spokesman Sean McCormack, human rights are a priority for the U.S. in their relationship with Viet Nam.

Four Republican congressmen introduced a resolution this week demanding that Viet Nam “immediately end their ongoing, unbridled human rights abuses and free all political prisoners and prisoners of conscience.”

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