The US government was "disturbed" by the negative portrayal of its assistance to Vietnam in a state TV broadcast last week, and remains concerned about Vietnam's human rights practices, the U.S. ambassador said Aug. 26. State broadcaster VTV aired more than 20 minutes of footage during a prime-time newscast last week of "confessions" by four people arrested for advocating democracy in Vietnam. One of the four, lawyer Le Cong Dinh, was showed mentioning meetings with US officials, including former Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte and Ambassador to Vietnam Michael Michalak. (Reuters)

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