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Envoy: Vietnam Lacks Human Rights Progress

August 10, 2007

HANOI (AFP) – The outgoing US ambassador to Vietnam, Michael Marine, on Thursday said a lack of progress on human rights in the communist country was the biggest disappointment of his three-year tenure.      

“I wish I could say it’s improving, but I can’t,” he told his final media briefing in Hanoi. “Perhaps my biggest disappointment here is that we’ve not been able to expand the space for political dialogue in Vietnam.”

Vietnam, a one-party-state, this year jailed a number of political activists who had called for non-violent political change toward a multi-party democracy….

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