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Alliance Alert – 16 December 2020

Christian teenagers win legal struggle to attend school in Vietnam

Three Christian teenagers in Vietnam have been granted permission to attend high school after the government waived the requirement for identity documents.

They are members of the Hmong community – a Christian ethnic minority – who are denied basic identity documents because of their religion.

Without proper documents, most Hmong children are unable to enrol in school, obtain access to medical care, or enjoy many of the basic rights and services afforded to other citizens.

With the help of Boat People SOS and ADF International, Giàng, Lý, and Sùng were able to get approval from the authorities to enrol in high schools in Lam Dong Province despite remaining functionally stateless.

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