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Viet Nam: List of Prisoners of Conscience

, Index number: ASA 41/4389/2016

Amnesty International has documented at least 84 prisoners of conscience in Viet Nam. They include bloggers, labour and land rights activists, political activists, ethnic and religious minorities, and advocates for human rights and social justice who have either been convicted after unfair trials or are held in pre-trial detention, solely for peacefully exercising their human rights. Prisoners of conscience in Viet Nam are at risk of enforced disappearances; prolonged periods of incommunicado detention and solitary confinement; the infliction of severe physical pain and suffering; the withholding of medical treatment; and punitive prison transfers, as documented in Amnesty International report, Prisons Within Prisons: Torture and Ill-treatment of Prisoners of Conscience in Viet Nam.

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