US commission sees setbacks for religious freedom in Vietnam
September 06, 2023
CWN Editor's Note: The US Commission on International Religious Freedom has issued a statement of concern about setbacks for religious freedom in Vietnam.
The commission reported that “a recent crackdown on civil society, increased pressure on independent religious communities, alarming reports of forced renunciations of faith, and other growing religious freedom violations add up to a clear reversal” of previous gains for religious freedom.
The commission’s report was issued on September 5, as President Joe Biden prepares for a visit to Vietnam, and raises questions about whether the American leader will raise the question of religious freedom during his stay there.
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