[JURIST] UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief Heiner Bielefeldt [official webpage] on Thursday reported serious violations [press release] of religious freedom persist in Vietnam. Bielefeldt announced three of his planned visits were interrupted and Vietnamese security agents monitored his visit closely. I received credible information that some individuals whom I wanted to meet with had been either under heavy surveillance, warned, intimidated, harassed or prevented from travelling by the police. Vietnamese foreign ministry spokesman, Le Hai Binh,...

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