THE TRUTH - JUSTICE - LOVE
U.S. government proposal put Vietnam back on the list (Country of Particular Concerns short called CPC) of the country's special concern of U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF called) is a fair decision and very properly fit the situation worse Religious freedom in Vietnam today. And that joy will multiply a hundredfold if the proposal of the Commission said the U.S. government is listening and acceptance. International Community has recommended many times Vietnam government should improve the performance of its poor human rights to enjoy preferential policies and support for socio-economic development, as well as the opportunity International integration with on many different areas.
However, the communist government of Vietnam continues so long ignored interest from the international community, including all recommendations and criticisms, although this leader of the Communist State in mind has always been eager to get the condescension from the International Community. Especially since the wave of protests in the high water and boom democratic aspirations of the people of Vietnam love becomes more intense, the ruling party leaders are now becoming increasingly confused and scared more power and feel their personal interests seemed threatened in a serious way, leading to a series of increasing repression, harassment and unlawful imprisonment for every voice domestic dissidents, including democracy activists, human rights and religion.
Especially fears for religion, so great influence among religious spirit of the people. The ruling communist Vietnam in addition to strict control all religious activities in the community, they are not from any evil tricks that aim to divide the community lay-range control surface for easy image current effects from the religion. Typically the role impersonating a priest in the Diocese of Bac Ninh past concerning the referendum in the revised draft State Constitution .... just ridiculous, just funny but also makes the balance Comments more burning. In general, the proposals put Vietnam back on the list of countries of particular concern (CPC) of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom is a timely action and incredibly not only properly reflect true state violations of religious freedom in Vietnam serious but also consistent with the aspirations of the majority of people in Vietnam and abroad before acting on a despised law, international law and despite the human moral conscience of the group leaders and the ruling Communist Party of Vietnam today.
NEWS / VIETNAM
USCIRF proposal put Vietnam back on the CPC list
Dr. Scott Flipse, an expert on Vietnam and is now deputy director in charge of policy research USCIRF.
On 30/4, the U.S. Commission On International Religious Freedom (USCIRF called) published its annual report, the U.S. government proposed to Vietnam, and six other countries, to the list of National Need Particular Concern (Country of Particular Concerns, referred to as CPC).
2013 report of the Commission on International Religious Freedom stated reasons for the proposal to put Vietnam back on the CPC list:
"Status of religious freedom remained poor despite some positive changes in the past decade in response to international attention. Vietnam government continues to imprison many individuals for their religious activities or advocacy for religious freedom. Hanoi using task forces and religious police enforce rules vague national security to suppress independent religious activity, including Buddhist, Protestant, Hoa Hao and Cao Dai, the while trying to stop the development of Protestant and the Catholic minority in the form of discrimination, violence and forced apostasy. "
Dr. Scott Flipse is an expert on Vietnam and is currently the Deputy Director in charge of policy research USCIRF.
In an interview with VOA's Vietnamese Service, said Dr. Scott Flipse situation of religious freedom in Vietnam if Vietnam improves institutionalizing some freedom.
"Freedom of speech, internet freedom, religious freedom, freedom of association, if occurring in Vietnam and if the freedoms that are protected, Vietnam will be better. That is the freedom that we need to work hard to improve at the same time, because they are closely linked together. "
Status of religious freedom remained poor despite some positive changes in the past decade in response to international attention. Vietnam government continues to imprison many individuals for their religious activities or advocacy for religious freedom ...
USCIRF annual report.
Troubleshooting of Vietnam always fully affirmed the law to allow people to exercise the freedom that he has raised, Dr. Scott Flipse said:
"Yes, Vietnam has many rules, but Vietnam society is a society of law, not a rule of law society, which means that political factors or the concept of security needs national security gain the upper hand protection clause of the freedoms listed in the Constitution. That is why I think we should continue to shift from a rule of law society to a society ruled by law, the supreme law. "
Dr. Scott Flipse said the only way to force Vietnam to pay attention is to put human rights issues at the heart of the US-Vietnam relations, including the strategic and security.
"The message we need to send to Vietnam as well as the interests of the American people, and we will not carry out the programs serve the economic interests and security of Vietnam, particularly in relation to the South China Sea dispute, until there is progress on the interests of the United States, such as human rights and religious freedom. "
Dr. Scott Flipse said Vietnam swift action to improve the rule of law when Vietnam wants to increase exports, but delay the improvement of human rights, civil rights and political rights, because they fear the power that Can touched rule of the Communist Party of Vietnam.
The report of the USCIRF stated many cases of religious persecution, such as the crackdown Con Dau parish in Da Nang, imprisonment of young Catholic persecution and imprisonment of Hmong and Highland Minority Protestants, control the operation of the Hoa Hao Buddhism and Cao Dai, land confiscated property of religious organizations, and in some places, devotees began to fall away.
The report of USCIRF raised Decree 92 (92/2012/ND-CP) of Religion in Vietnam, said that this is a step backwards will create difficulties for religious groups not officially active .
USCIRF report said the situation of religious freedom in the world is increasingly at risk because of the presence of the author of the report called "destabilizing forces", such as the rise of religious extremism teachers, accompanied by actions or lack of actions of the government.
Commission on International Religious Freedom is an independent committee of Congress established to monitor religious freedom around the world, this committee is responsible for any countries request should include the list of countries of concern about human rights, referred to as CPC.
In addition to Vietnam, six other countries have also proposed to the Commission's concern about the List of religious freedom include: Burma, China, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Uzbekistan.