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The Paris-based Vietnam Committee for Human Rights filed a 500-page report with the U.N. Human Rights Center in New York describing human rights abuses in Vietnam. “Everybody has heard about violations of human rights in Vietnam,” said Vo Van Ai, committee chairman, “but they do not have in their hands concrete evidence. We think our complaint can give such evidence.” The document alleges that 500,000 political prisoners are in “re-education camps” and other prisons; Vietnam puts the number at 16,000.


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