...On Religious Freedom in Vietnam

USCIRF Commissioner Eric P. Schwartz testified on Wednesday, March 26 before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission during a hearing entitled, The Persecution of Religious and Indigenous Communities in Vietnam.

From the testimony: “The Vietnamese government exerts control over religious activities through law and administrative oversight, severely restricts independent religious practice, and represses individuals and religious groups it views as challenging its authority. The government also continues to imprison individuals for religious activity or advocacy on behalf of religious freedom.”

Click here to find out more information about the hearing.

Click here to view the full testimony of Commissioner Eric P. Schwartz

Click here to read USCIRF’s 2013 Annual Report chapter on Vietnam.  The 2014 Annual Report will be issued by May 1, 2014.