Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Passed House amended (09/11/2012)

Condemns the crackdown in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam against community organizers, bloggers, and democracy activists.

Calls on the government of Vietnam to: (1) repeal articles 79 and 88 of the Vietnamese penal code and similar vague national security measures used to persecute peaceful political dissent; and (2) release all political prisoners, especially activists, writers, and bloggers who have been detained or sentenced under articles 79 and 88.

Urges the Department of State to monitor rule of law developments in Vietnam to help ensure that Vietnamese laws are administered in ways that are consistent with Vietnam's international human rights commitments.