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Vietnam refutes wrongful Human Rights Watch claims

Hanoi , September 16 (VNA) – Vietnam rejects recent wrongful allegations by Human Rights Watch organisation, Deputy Spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry Tran Thi Bich Van told reporters on September 16.

Vietnam ’s ratification of the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhumane or Degrading Treatment or Punishment was proof of the country’s strong commitment to observing basic human rights, in particular with regard to individuals’ rights to investigations and trials free from torture and cruel punishment.

“Should cases of torture or corporal punishment during investigations and trials come to light, they will be strictly handled in accordance with the law of Vietnam ,” she stressed.
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