A worker polishes a statue at Hanoi’s cathedral. Hanoi recognises 39 religious organisations within 14 religions. Photo: AFP

Is Vietnam’s new religion law a smokescreen for political repression?

Communist government defends legislation as guarding ‘national unity’; rights groups say its vagueness will be used to crack down on dissent

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A worker polishes a statue at Hanoi’s cathedral. Hanoi recognises 39 religious organisations within 14 religions. Photo: AFP
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