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International human rights groups were stunned at Vietnam's bid for reelection as a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council in the 2026-2028 term. The critics say that during its current three-year stint on the Geneva-based body, Hanoi has condoned rights violations by fellow authoritarian states while mounting a harsh crackdown on civil society groups, bloggers and activists in Vietnam.


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