Vietnam routinely jails its critics and is accused of tightening its grip on activism in recent years. Photo: Handout

US man Michael Nguyen could face death penalty in Vietnam for ‘attempting to overthrow the state’ by travelling with activists

  • Michael Nguyen’s family said he has been denied access to lawyers during his detention and insisted he is innocent
  • Vietnam routinely jails its critics and is accused of tightening its grip on activism in recent years
Topic |   Vietnam

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Vietnam routinely jails its critics and is accused of tightening its grip on activism in recent years. Photo: Handout
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Le Thi Hoa on a landmine clearing mission. Photo: Khairul Anwar

44 years after war with US, Vietnam has an all-women team searching for unexploded bombs

  • Nguyen Thi Thuy and Le Thi Hoa are part of Vietnam’s first all-female landmine clearing team
  • They’re among a growing number of women taking up mine-clearance work – Thuy was so dedicated that she worked through her pregnancy
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Le Thi Hoa on a landmine clearing mission. Photo: Khairul Anwar
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