Vietnamese pro-democracy group slams protest arrest

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An Australian member of a banned Vietnamese opposition party has been arrested after joining a protest in Hanoi. 53-year-old social worker Mrs Hong Vo was detained as she tried to leave Vietnam last weekend. As part of the pro-democracy group Viet Tan, Mrs Vo was in Hanoi to hand out leaflets and protest China’s perceived threat to Vietnam. The group maintains the protest was peaceful and has dubbed Vietnam’s communist government a “dictatorial regime”.

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