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Vietnam labels San Jose group Viet Tan as terrorist

“The Hanoi regime is especially fearful of organized opposition and seeks to deter Vietnamese from joining in peaceful political advocacy,” the group known as Viet Tan, or the Vietnam Reform Party, said in a statement. To justify its human rights abuses, Hanoi has often portrayed critics as engaging in terrorism, subversion and social unrest. Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security announced the terrorist designation Tuesday and said anyone who joins the group or accepts its training or sponsorship “will be an accomplice in terrorism.
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