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Write only: "Disturbs the peace. A disturber of the peace can be regarded as a common criminal; a communist agent would be a political prisoner covered by the January 27th Agreement. This practice can be supplemented by the reclassification of current prisoners to common law status. For example, Mme. Ngo Ba Thanh, president of the Saigon-based Women's Committee Struggling for the Right to Live, with a degree from Columbia University Law School, was among those recently transferred to a prison for common-law criminals in Bien Hoa Province.

215] Perhaps the only western physician to have examined the graves, the Canadian Dr. S-Saigon count by over sevenfold, totaling only 68 instead of the officially claimed 477; that most of them had wounds and appeared to be victims of the fighting, and that most of the bodies he saw were clothed in military uniforms. S. firepower, but rather by the returning Saigon military and political police. Many friends of the NLF "surfaced" after <> a) government formed by the revolutionaries in Hue, or otherwise revealed their sympathies.

Officials to "encouraging developments" in their client police states, and to the fact of "our working with the Vietnamese government," which is making very substantial strides" toward eliminating the unjustifiable abuses that we all recognize and are doing our level best to eradicate. [246] The apologetics include more or less continuous lying, especially at the higher levels of officialdom, as when Colby and Sullivan suggest that the 21,000 or 41,000 killings under Phoenix were all or almost all combat deaths.

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