As Hanoi prepares to host UN International Vesak Day in May 2008, Vietnam expels monks of Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam from pagodas in Lam Dong and Quang Tri and intimidates Buddhists

PARIS, 3rd April 2008 (IBIB) – The outlawed Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) informs the International Buddhist Information Bureau (IBIB) that Security Police, local authorities and sections of the State-sponsored Vietnam Buddhist Church (VBC) are accelerating measures to “terrorize and harass” UBCV followers by seizing control of UBCV pagodas …

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Vietnam Committee condemns crackdown on Tibetan Buddhist monks

PARIS, 15 March 2008 (VIETNAM COMMITTEE) – Quê Me: Action for Democracy in Vietnam and the Vietnam Committee on Human Rights strongly condemns the Chinese government’s recent brutal crackdown on peaceful demonstrations of Buddhist monks, nuns and lay-followers in Tibet, and calls for an urgent UN inquiry into the violence. …

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