Commission on International Religious Freedom United States (USCIRF)
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Commission on International Religious Freedom by the United States (USCIRF) a Committee of the Federal government with responsibility for supervising the Religious Freedom Global recently on Wednesday last week published a report Annual reports have suggested the U.S. State Department soon put Vietnam back on the black list (CPC) under the water there are serious violations of religious freedom a systematic manner and nature continuously. As reported by this organization, the Communist government of Vietnam has increased repression and arrests of members illegally to activities in the field of religion, the individual directly or indirectly to those who has been active on religion in Vietnam. According to officials from Vietnam, these individuals fall into a dangerous challenge government authority or may cause damage to the regime ......
Besides, the activities of individuals, religious organizations are independent still considered to be operating illegally and continue to be hindered, suppressed and severely punished at present and in the past. All activities of individuals or religious organizations were very strict control and nearly impossible to remain active in the field of religion in Vietnam. The report of the Commission on International Religious Freedom United States also recalled that since 2001, Vietnam is one country that was listed as the suppression and derogation of the Religious Freedom population and then in 2004-2005, Vietnam was the U.S. State Department officially blacklisted (CPC). But then in 2006, under U.S. President GWBush, Vietnam has been deleted from the list of CPC.
According to evaluations from the Religious Freedom Commission United States after being removed from the CPC list in 2006, the Vietnam Communist authorities have continued serious violations of religious freedom severe as the arrest brought back to prison for prisoners of conscience Father Nguyen Van Ly, while his health is not good for suffering serious consequences of brain tumor. And with the abduction and unlawful detention of dozens of Youth in religious activities of Redemptorists, Vinh diocese as well as preventing some of priests to be allowed to proceed in pastoral in Kon Tum diocese where the most serious and organized thugs attack causing serious injury to the Rev. Louis Nguyen Quang Hoa at Dak Hring commune, Dak Ha district, Kon Tum province in last February 2012.
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Commission on International Religious Freedom by the United States, USCIRF, a committee of the federal government to monitor the situation of religious freedom worldwide, has published its annual report Wednesday, which suggests the U.S. State Department included Vietnam with Burma, China, Egypt, North Korea, Iran, and some other countries on the list of countries of particular concern (CPC).
Annual Report of the Commission on International Religious Freedom this year identified religious activity "continues to rise in Vietnam and the government has made important changes in the decades before the attention of the international International, including Vietnam had been listed on the CPC list. However, individuals continue to be imprisoned or detained for reasons related to religious activities or because they cheer for religious freedom teachers. report also said that independent religious activities are still considered illegal.
The report noted that Vietnam "continues to control all religious communities, restrict and punish independent religious activities and intimidation of individuals and organizations the government deems that challenge their authority" .
Commission on International Religious Freedom has recommended to reinstate Vietnam on the CPC list since 2012 because of the violations that they said was systematically continued and excessive.
Since 2001, every year the committee will propose to Vietnam to the list of countries of particular interest in religion. U.S. State Department has put Vietnam on the CPC list in 2004 and 2005, but has taken this country from the list in 2006.
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