Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Olympics protesters arrested in Viet Nam

Viet Nam continues to hold prisoners of conscience, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reported Tuesday. A leading Vietnamese blogger is among several people who have been arrested for demonstrating against human rights violations in China.

According to the article, the blogger, Nguyen Hoang Hai, was being closely watched by police, who had threatened to let Chinese agents kill him.

The press freedom organization has called for all journalists and cyber dissidents to be released before the arrival of the Olympic torch in Ho Chi Minh City on April 29. “When the Olympic torch relay takes place in Ho Chi Minh City, the Vietnamese government should release all prisoners of conscience and implement the Olympic Charter, which defends human dignity,” RSF said.

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