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Vietnam rights abuses criticised

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Vietnam came under fire Wednesday over the harassment and jailing of regime critics and its expanded use of the death penalty, during a UN review of its rights record. 

Members of the Vietnamese Community chant and sing during a protest in front of the White House on July 25, 2013

Diplomats gathered at the UN Human Rights Council widely condemned continued restrictions on freedom of expression, including preventing activists from attending the hearing in Geneva.

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