Unfounded allegation about Vietnam's Human rights (Part1)


On July 26, 2014, the BBC Vietnamese posted an article titled Human Rights Watch wants  Australia to press Vietnam on human rights”. At the beginning of the article, the author wrote: “Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged Australia to put pressure on the Government of Vietnam in bilateral human rights dialogue. To get the convincement”, they invoked the so-called Human Rights Watch report”. According to them, the July 24 announcement of HRW called on Australia to put pressure on Hanoi to perform what they call “Specific improvement including actions such as expeditiously release political prisoners, stop restricting the rights to freedom of expression, meeting, association and religious freedom”.
Next, this article mentioned: “In the HRW report submitted to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Australia, this organization recommended Australia to push the Government of Vietnam make progress in three major areas of concerning including political prisoners, freedom of religion and forced labor in drug rehabilitation centers. According to the article, “There are about 150 to 200 Vietnamese activists and bloggers in prison for practicing their basic rights”.
Cite only a few paragraphs in this article for readers see that these arguments are just unfounded and has no real understanding of social life in Vietnam. First of all, Vietnam does not have the so-called political prisoners”. There is not any the phrase of “political prisoners” in the legal system of Vietnam from the Constitution to the bylaws. In Vietnam, only those who break the law, violating the rights and legitimate interests of people will be sanctioned by authorities in accordance with the provisions of law. In Paragraph 2, Article 11 of the Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam stipulates: All acts against the independence, sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity, against the cause of building and defending the nation are severely punished”. This is not a private affair of Vietnam.
In many other countries in the world, every large or small, powerful or economically country whether in Asia, Europe, the Americas or Africa... all enact certain laws to manage social state. Based on enacted system of legislation, the government of each country in the world manage and control the country in accordance with the provisions of law. Moreover, the law expresses the will and aspirations of all strata of society, fully reflects the traditional culture of each nation. So acting against the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity, preventing the progressive development of the country, the nation will be punished.
 It clearly shows that the State of Vietnam as well as others in the world are implementing social management by the legal system. The political program for national construction in the transitional period to socialism (supplemented and developed in 2011) was passed by the XI Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam: Our country is the State of socialist and jurisdiction of the people, by the people and for the people. All state power belongs to the people”; State serves the people, closely connects with the people and fully implements the people's democratic rights...; having mechanisms and measures to control, prevent and punish bureaucracy, corruption, irresponsibility, abuse of power, infringement of democratic rights of citizens; society of discipline, all actions severely infringed upon the interests of the country and the people must be punished...”. Thus, the legal system of Vietnam as well as the policies and guidelines of the Communist Party of Vietnam has never appeared concept called “political prisoners”? It's funny when someone gets no fact to coerce others to do. Under the provisions of the law of Vietnam, it is slander.
We think that if the above article’s author do not understand the fact in Vietnam and have no knowledge of the laws of Vietnam, this is also the opportunity for him to learn more. The people of Vietnam have the phrase of “travel broadens the mind” so please come to Vietnam to learn futher about Vietnam and more important is to understand the essence of social life in Vietnam.(To be continued)
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All comments [ 10 ]

Quân Hoàng 12/8/14 14:54

I rejected exiles’ allegations about the mistreatment of dissidents and minorities.

Huy Quốc 12/8/14 14:55

Hanoi had made achievements. Religious activities had increased and ethnic minorities are “participating in an increasingly equal manner in social and political life”.

Hoàng Lân 12/8/14 14:57

We only acknowledge shortcomings, including “wrongdoings” by some civil servants with a limited understanding of human rights, government is aware that challenges remain.

Vân Nhàn 12/8/14 14:58

We find it unfortunate that there have been unfounded reports, and reject allegations of ill will about democracy and human rights in Vietnam

Hùng Quân 12/8/14 14:59

Vietnam is still victim of hostile activities like terrorism, sabotage, acts to destabilise the country and infringe upon national security and territorial integrity

Phạm Hiếu 12/8/14 15:00

there had been improvement in some areas of civil and political rights, such as religious freedom.

Quốc Kiên 12/8/14 15:02

Over thousands of years of national building and defense, the Vietnamese people have made untold sacrifices to gain the fundamental human rights, namely the right to live in independence and freedom, the right to food, clothing, housing, education and dignity.

Huy Lâm 12/8/14 15:03

Vietnam should help the world public better understand the Vietnamese tradition in protecting and promoting human rights and the current human rights implementation in Vietnam.

Quốc Cường 12/8/14 15:04

the Vietnamese nation has asserted that the most sacred and fundamental human rights are the rights to live in independence, freedom, to determine one's own destiny.

Lê Tín 12/8/14 15:06

Vietnam has constantly striven for the liberation of the human being and for an equal, democratic and civilized society.

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