No one arrested in Vietnam for expressing political views: FM spokesperson

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Vietnam's Foreign Ministry has rejected claims that a woman was recently been sent to a compulsory education center because of her political view.

"In Vietnam, no one is arrested because [he/she] expresses a political view," Luong Thanh Nghi, the foreign ministry spokesman, said on January 6.

"Hanoi authorities say Bui Thi Minh Hang had caused public nuisances many times. The handling of this case has followed regulations stipulated by Vietnamese law," Nghi said.

His statement was made in response to a media inquiry for comments on criticism over a recent decision taken to send Hang to the Thanh Ha education center in Vinh Phuc Province.

Nghi did not elaborate on Hang's violations.

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