Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Friday, July 20, 2007

Land seizure protests suppressed by police

According to the Vietnam Human Rights Network, land rights protestors were violently suppressed by the police in Sai Gon.

Citizens have continued to protest outside the legislative house since June 22 over government land seizures. Those forcibly removed from their land have been greeted with tear gas and sprayed water as they plead for a just policy or compensation for their land.

Rather than engaging the concerns of the people the government has chosen to crackdown on the protestors, many of whom are extremely poor. In a statement, the People’s Democratic Party has requested that the Vietnamese government resolve the concerns of the protestors.

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