Stage 3: Discrimination
The reigning communist party maintains restrictions on freedoms of religion, speech, press, association, and expression. Activists face assault, imprisionment, and harassment. Vietnamese authorities continue to target organizations that appear to threaten the Communist Party's power as they target such groups and limit social media and website.
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