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Vo Van Ai calls on the U.S. to retain Vietnam on the list of religious freedom violators until Vietnam releases prisoners of conscience and legalizes the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam

Testifying on behalf of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) at a Congressional hearing on religious freedom in Vietnam on Wednesday October 26, Mr. Vo Van Ai, UBCV International Spokesman and Director of the International Buddhist Information Bureau, gave evidence of “continuing abuses of religious freedom against the outlawed …

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EU and UK Ambassadors visit Thich Quang Do in Ho Chi Minh City – UBCV monk Thich Vien Phuong receives heavy fine for filming video message by Thich Quang Do to the UN Human Rights Commission in Geneva

Ambassador Robert Gordon, the British Ambassador to Vietnam and Ambassador David Milliot, Head of the EU Delegation to Vietnam, travelled from Hanoi to visit Venerable Thich Quang Do, Deputy leader of the banned Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) at the Thanh Minh Zen Monastery on Friday 30th September. This …

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On the occasion of the 30th Anniversary of the End of the Vietnam War and the advent of Communist rule : The European Parliament holds Hearing on Cambodia-Laos and Vietnam

The European Parliament will hold a Hearing on Monday 12th September in Brussels to examine the situation of human rights in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. The hearing, organized by the Foreign Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on Human Rights commemorates the 30th anniversary of the End of the Vietnam War and the …

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New wave of repression against the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam

PARIS, August 18, 2005 (IBIB) – The International Buddhist Information Bureau (IBIB) has received an urgent communication from Vietnam concerning a new wave of repression against the outlawed Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV). The repression is targeted against members of Provincial Committees recently founded by the UBCV. Over the …

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