Skip to comments.VietNam: Country Reports on Human Rights Practices
Posted on 08/29/2004 8:01:08 AM PDT by BenLurkin
Vietnam is a one-party state, ruled and controlled by the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV). The CPV's constitutionally mandated leading role and the occupancy of all senior government positions by party members ensured the primacy of Politburo guidelines and enabled the party to set the broad parameters of national policy.
The Government's human rights record remained poor, and it continued to commit serious abuses. The Government continued to deny the right of citizens to change their government. Police sometimes beat suspects during arrests, detention, and interrogation. Several sources also reported that security forces detained, beat, and were responsible for the disappearances of persons during the year. Incidents of arbitrary detention of citizens, including detention for peaceful expression of political and religious views, continued.
The judiciary was not independent, and the Government denied some citizens the right to fair and expeditious trials. The Government continued to hold a number of political prisoners. ...
The Government significantly restricted freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, and freedom of association. The Government continued its longstanding policy of not tolerating most types of public dissent and stepped up efforts to control dissent on the Internet. Security forces continued to enforce restrictions on public gatherings and travel in some parts of the country, primarily in the Central Highlands and the Northwest Highlands.
... The Government prohibited independent political, labor, and social organizations; such organizations existed only under the control of the VFF.. .
The Government restricted freedom of religion and operation of religious organizations other than those approved by the State. In particular, Buddhists, Hoa Hao, and Protestants active in unregistered organizations faced harassment as well as possible detention by authorities.
The Government did not permit human rights organizations to form or operate.
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Vietnam is ruled today by the same brutal Communists that we fought against more than thirty years ago. We knew that this type of oppressive regime would be the result of a Communist victory in Vietnam.
But Sen. Kerrry, and those of his ilk pretended that the Viet Cong were not the vile thugs which they really were. The so-called "anti-war" movement was actually a pro-Communist movement. The continued misery and oppression in Vietnam can and should be laid directly at the feet of people like Kerrry and his disgusting minions on the left.
Today we are faced with an enemy as equally oppressive and vile as the Viet Cong. Not surprisingly, the same people and types of people are crawling out of their dark holes and claim to be "anti-war".
Let's see them for what they are: pro-terrorist.
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