The Vietnam government continues to enforce the Law on Belief and Religion, which requires religious organizations to register with the state, and to harass unregistered religious groups. Additionally, ethnic minority communities face especially egregious persecution for the peaceful practice of their religious beliefs, including physical assault, detention or banishment.

Source: Buddhists pray as they pay homage to late King Tran Nhan Tong during a celebration to mark his 700th death anniversary on Yen Tu mountain, RUETERS / Kham

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