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Venerable Thich Quang Do holds prayer service in Saigon for the monks and people of Burma, and urges Vietnamese to stage peaceful protests outside Burmese Embassies to call for an end to the bloodshed and a dialogue with democratic opposition

PARIS, 2 October 2007 (IBIB) – The International Buddhist Information Bureau has received an “Announcement” from the Very Venerable Thich Quang Do, Deputy leader of the outlawed Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) calling on Vietnamese Buddhist clergy at home and abroad to organize prayers and vigils for the Buddhist …

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At the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Global Civil Society Democracy Movement denounces Vietnam’s candidacy to the Security Council before the UN Democracy Caucus

NEW YORK, 1st October 2007 (VIETNAM COMMITTEE) – In an Oral Statement to Ministers of over 100 member-states of the United Nations Democracy Caucus meeting at the UN General Assembly in New York today (Monday 1st October), the Non-governmental International Steering Committee of the Community of Democracies called on the …

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Vietnam President Nguyen Minh Triet’s threats against Thich Quang Do and the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam are “unworthy of a civilized society”

PARIS, 11 September 2007 (IBIB) – The International Buddhist Information Bureau strongly protests the slanderous declaration made by Vietnamese President Nguyen Minh Triet today in a meeting with representatives of the Vietnamese community in New Zealand. Visiting New Zealand from 10-12 September after attending the APEC Summit in Sydney, Australia, …

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Security forces surround Bao Quoc Pagoda in Hue –Thich Thien Hanh denounces plan to suppress the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam – US State Department official Michael Orona visits Thich Quang Do in Saigon

PARIS, 10 September 2007 (IBIB) – Widespread Police controls, surveillance and repression of Buddhists from the outlawed Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) are intensifying as the government pursues its virulent media campaign launched 3 weeks ago against UBCV Deputy leader Venerable Thich Quang Do for supporting farmers and peasants …

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