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Christian Solidarity Worldwide says that Vietnam’s new law on religion does not meet standards for freedom of religion. The law allows broad intrusion of the state into the affairs of religious institutions. While Vietnam technically guarantees the freedom of religion, in practice many are persecuted and religion is suppressed in the country. The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom has listed Vietnam as a “country of particular concern” since 2001.

12/22/2016 Vietnam (Christian Today) – Religious freedom in Vietnam is at risk of deteriorating under the government’s new Law on Belief and Religion, a senior bishop told officials on Monday.

Bishop Peter Nguyen Van Kham, secretary general of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Vietnam, was speaking at a meeting between government officials and representatives from religious groups, the National Catholic Reporter reports.

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