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Thursday, May 03, 2007

USCIRF seeks CPC reinstatement for Viet Nam

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) on Wednesday called upon the State Department to put Viet Nam back on the list of countries of particular concern (CPC), according to Agence France Presse. The USCIRF points to the stalling and reversal of increased religious freedom since the country was removed from the CPC last year and was given a place in the World Trade Organization.

When Viet Nam was removed from the CPC list the USCIRF openly voiced its disappointment, citing issues with restrictions on ethnic minority Christians and Buddhists.

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