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We, the undersigned civil society organizations are concerned that Vietnam’s draft Law on Belief and Religion [1] is inconsistent with the right to freedom of religion or belief.

Freedom House joins other distinguished human rights organizations in calling for the release of Vietnamese political prisoner Tran Huynh Duy Thuc. 

With the upcoming appeal to be held on 12 December 2014, we would like to call on the Vietnamese government to ensure that the appeal proceedings are carried out in a way which complies with Vietnamese laws as well as the international law and standards on fair trial.  

The appeal of three Vietnamese human rights activists was held in Dong Thap Province on 12 December 2014, resulting in their convictions being affirmed.  We denounce the results as a violation of fair trial standards under Vietnamese law and the international human rights standards. 



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