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Human Rights Watch Report - Forced labor and other abuses in drug detention centres in Southern Vietnam

7 September 2011

This report from Human Rights Watch documents the experiences of people confined to 14 detention centres under the authority of the Ho Chi Minh City government. Refusing to work, or violating centre rules, results in punishment that in some cases is torture.

Quynh Luu, a former detainee who was caught trying to escape from one center, described his punishment: "First they beat my legs so that I couldn't run off again... [Then] they shocked me with an electric baton [and] kept me in the punishment room for a month."

For more information, please read the press release of Human Rights Watch.

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