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UN finds serious violations of religious freedom in Vietnam

August 01, 2014

"Serious violations of freedom of religion or belief are a reality in Vietnam," a UN report has announced.

A special rapporteur for the UN, Heiner Bielefeldt, said that he had found a "generally contemptuous, negative attitude towards the rights of minorities and individuals who practice their religion outside of institutional channels."

The Fides news service, citing reports from Christian Solidarity Worldwide, said that religious-freedom advocates were "intimidated, harassed, or blocked by the police" when they sought to speak with Bielefeldt during his visit to Vietnam.


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  • Posted by: John J Plick - Aug. 03, 2014 5:20 PM ET USA

    How scrupulous...! Is this "the same UN" that allows Hamas to hide rockets in its schools..., the "same UN" that is attempting to classify pro-life activities as "torture?" I have no use for such an Organization!