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Rights group: Forced labor in Vietnam drug centers

Rights group: Forced labor in Vietnam drug centers

An international human rights group says Vietnam should shut down its drug rehabilitation centers because they subject inmates to abuse and forced labor. It also calls on international donors to check the programs they fund inside the centers for possible links to human rights violations.
New York-based Human Rights Watch accused Vietnam on Wednesday of imprisoning hundreds of thousands of drug addicts over the past decade without due process and forcing them to work long hours for $5 to $20 per month.
Human Rights Watch says the U.S., Australia, the United Nations, and other donors may "indirectly facilitate human rights abuses" by providing drug dependency or HIV treatment and prevention services to addicts inside the centers.


Updated : 2021-07-26 20:59 GMT+08:00