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UN: Vietnam lacks religious freedom

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Vietnam was accused of "serious violations" of religious freedom by a UN expert on Thursday, despite the communist country making some progress on easing tight state control of matters of faith. 

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Heiner Bielefeldt, said his 10-day visit had been "unfortunately interrupted" by police and security agents.

Mr Bielefeldt said he was "closely monitored" by police and security agents and not able to speak freely to people, in breach of the conditions of his visit.

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