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Question: Do you have a comment about the French-Vietnamese lecturer and blogger who is currently on trial in Vietnam?
Answer: We are dismayed by Vietnam’s conviction of French-Vietnamese blogger Pham Minh Hoang to three years in prison and three years under house arrest. No individual should be prosecuted for exercising the right to freedom of opinion and expression. Vietnam’s prosecution of individuals for expressing their views contradicts the government’s commitment to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Human rights are and will remain a key component of our relationship with Vietnam.
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