Activists riled by PhD for CPV leader
- Published: 26 Jun 2013 at 14.04
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Regional human rights defenders are upset by Thammasat University's conferral of an honorary doctorate degree on the general secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV).
Nguyen Phu Trong, general secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, right, is awarded an honourary PhD by Noranit Setabutr, president of Thammasat University Council, on Thursday. (Photo by Apichart Jinakul)
Nguyen Phu Trong was to be awarded an honorary PhD by the university's faculty of science at a ceremony on Wednesday.
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