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Vietnamese Police Faced New Brutality Allegations Amid State’s Obligations To Follow Up UN’s Recommendations Against Torture

Vietnamese Police Faced New Brutality Allegations Amid State’s Obligations To Follow Up UN’s Recommendations Against Torture
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Today, January 28, 2019, a driver in Hanoi who was supportive of the movement to fight against illegal BOT (Build-Operate-Transfer) toll booths in Vietnam, Ha Van Nam, was kidnapped by allegedly plainclothes police. Nam alleged that he was brutally assaulted, resulting in two broken ribs and other injuries. The perpetrators

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Joining UN Convention Against Torture Does Not Seem to Stop Police Brutality from Tormenting Vietnam

Joining UN Convention Against Torture Does Not Seem to Stop Police Brutality from Tormenting Vietnam
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Vietnam soon faces the UN’s review compliance on the implementation of the 1984 United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (UNCAT), which it became the 81st signatory on November 7, 2013. Despite a showing of strong commitment from the Vietnamese Ambassador to

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