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Legitimate profession or social evil Vietnam falters while dealing with prostitution

Sep 22, 2014    

by Le Thang Long/AFPHanoi For Vietnamese sex workers like Do Thi Oanh, being caught touting for business used to carry a long stint in forced "rehabilitation", but as fines replace detention, many detect a shifting attitude towards the world's oldest profession.In 2008, Oanh was sent to one of Vietnam's notorious rehabilitation camps on the outskirts of Hanoi, joining hundreds of prostitutes and drug addicts detained without conviction for taking part in a "social evil".The 32yearold was held for 18 months in the centre where detainees worked for free raising poultry, garde...

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