Vietnam says US religious freedom report is wrong
HANOI (AP) - Vietnam has protested a United States (US) report that accused the government of abusing some of its citizens' religious freedom.
The US State Department's annual assessment of religious freedom around the world released this week criticised Afghanistan and Pakistan, while also taking aim at Iran, China and North Korea.
The report said Vietnam has generally respected religious freedom but continues to harass some followers, particularly Christians.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Luong Thanh Nghi said in a statement on Thursday that the report acknowledges progress but contains erroneous information. He said Vietnam ensures full religious freedom for all.