21 Feb '12, 2am

Vietnam religious minorities face persecution says activist: GENEVA (AFP) - Authorities in Vietnam deliberately...

GENEVA (AFP) - Authorities in Vietnam deliberately persecute and discriminate against religious minorities, a Vietnamese human rights campaigner told the United Nations on Monday. 'The indigenous Montagnards and the Hmongs are among the ethnic groups who have borne the brunt of the Vietnamese government's discriminatory policies,' Vo Van Ai, president of the Vietnam Committee on Human Rights said. He cited the cases of members of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV), the Hoa Hao - a Chinese minority -, the Cao Dai and Buddhist Khmer Krom who face persecution. Mr Ai told the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in Geneva that these minorities 'are subject to imprisonment, torture, house arrest, police surveillance, intimidation and harassment in their daily lives.' The head of the UBCV, Thich Quang Go, is 'still under house arrest at...

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