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VIETNAM PASSES NEW LAW TO RESTRICT RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

Radio Free Asia reports that Vietnam’s new law, Decree 92, will adversely affect the country’s religious freedom once implemented on January 1, 2012. The new law, modeled after the Chinese example, will ban Christian home churches and will not recognize other religious groups like the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam.  Moreover, the law requires religious organizations to register with the state; those who worship with unsanctioned faiths could face imprisonment.

 

Watch The Freedom Collection’s interview with Doan Viet Hoat in which he discusses how the Vietnamese government controls its population with restrictive laws: