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U.S. officials visit UBCV Patriarch Thich Quang Do in Saigon

PARIS, 3 September 2008 (IBIB) – A delegation of U.S. officials including Ms Katia Bennett, Political Officer of the US Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) and Laura Carey of the US State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labour in Washington DC visited the new UBCV …

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Vo Van Ai notes the failure of Vietnam’s “renovation” policy and urges Hanoi to recognize the role of civil society and human rights in national development at a Hearing in the European Parliament on Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia

PARIS, 2nd September 2008 (Vietnam Committee on Human Rights) – From 25-29 August 2008, Vo Van Ai, President of the Vietnam Committee on Human Rights and International Spokesman of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) met European Commission officials and members of the European Parliament in Brussels to press …

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UBCV Spokesman Vo Van Ai welcomes new report by US Commission on International Religious Freedom on abuses of religious freedom in Vietnam

Paris, 1st September 2008 (International Buddhist Information Bureau) – Mr. Vo Van Ai, Director of the International Buddhist Information Bureau (IBIB) and International Spokesman of the outlawed Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV), warmly welcomed the “Vietnam Policy Focus” issued by the US International Commission on International Religious Freedom. This …

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AFP : Vietnam dissident Buddhist church appoints new leader

HANOI, 17 Aug 2008 (AFP) – Dissident monk Thich Quang Do became the new leader of the banned Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) Sunday, pledging to keep up the peaceful struggle for religious and political freedom. Do, the former deputy leader, was named supreme patriarch at a ceremony held …

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AFP : Thich Quang Do, Vietnam’s Buddhist voice for democracy

Agence France Presse HANOI, 17 Aug 2008 (AFP) – Dissident Buddhist monk Thich Quang Do, who Sunday became head of the banned Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV), has spent decades under “pagoda arrest” for his pursuit of justice. Now aged 79 and based at the Thanh Minh Zen monastery …

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