In his 20th year of internal exile, detained Buddhist Patriarch Thich Huyen Quang urges Buddhists to resist persecution and engage in the nonviolent movement for democracy, religious freedom and human rights (Message to Vietnamese Buddhists for the Lunar New Year)

The Most Venerable Thich Huyen Quang, Patriarch of the banned Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) has sent a Message to Vietnamese Buddhists on the occasion of the Lunar New Year of the Goat, 1st February 2003. Sent clandestinely from the small hut near Quang Phuoc Pagoda, Nghia Hanh village …

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dpa: U.S. religious commission is slander, says Hanoi

HANOI, February 15, 2001 (dpa) – Vietnam on Thursday criticised a U.S. review into religious freedom in the communist-ruled nation, calling it an “unacceptable” interference in Vietnam’s internal affairs. “That the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom gives itself the right to pass judgments on religious situations in other countries …

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AP: Vietnam Paper Blasts U.S. Hearing On Religious Freedom

WASHINGTON, February 14, 2001 (AP) -The U.S. government should press for an end to religious persecution in Vietnam as it moves toward a greater trade relationship with the Southeast Asian nation, religious leaders said Tuesday. Even before they spoke they were blasted by the ruling party newspaper in Hanoi for …

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