Vietnam accused of stifling online dissent

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HANOI (AFP) – Human Rights Watch on Thursday accused Vietnam of mounting a sophisticated and sustained attack against online dissent, including detaining and intimidating anti-government bloggers.

“In the past two months, Vietnamese authorities detained at least seven independent bloggers, subjecting them to extended interrogations and, in some instances, physical abuse,” the New York-based watchdog said in a statement.

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