AFP : Vietnamese Buddhist dissident jailed for 20 months

  Agence France Presse   HANOI, March 13, 2004 (AFP) – A dissident Buddhist monk has been sentenced to 20 months in jail in Vietnam for undermining internal security, amid a crackdown on the banned Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam. Thich Tri Luc, whose secular name is Pham Van Tuong, …

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VCP Secretary-general Nong Duc Manh visits European Commission in Brussels :
Vietnam Committee and prominent Euro MPs urge Romano Prodi to demand the release of Thich Huyen Quang, Thich Quang Do and Pham Quê Duong

Whilst the Vietnamese Communist Party Secretary-general Nong Duc Manh made an extremely “discrete” visit to Brussels today, Mr. Vo Van Ai, President of the Paris-based Vietnam Committee on Human Rights sent a letter to EC President Romano Prodi calling on him to raise Vietnam’s serious human rights violations during their …

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AFP : Rights body condemns Vietnam for political, religious repression

  Agence France Presse   HANOI, March 9 (AFP) – The International Federation of Human Rights Leagues (FIDH) said Tuesday it had adopted two resolutions at its triennial congress condemning “grave and consistent human rights violations in Vietnam”. In an urgent resolution the FIDH expressed its “wholehearted support” for detained …

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