At the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva : Vo Van Ai calls on Vietnam to legalize Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam and allow UBCV Deputy leader Thich Quang Do to travel to Norway to receive Rafto 2006 Human Rights Award

GENEVA, 27 September 2006 (Vietnam Committee) – Speaking today at a parallel event on “Freedom and Democracy Perspectives in Southeast Asia” with speakers from Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, Mr. Vo Van Ai, President of the Vietnam Committee on Human Rights and International Spokesman of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam …

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UBCV Supreme Patriarch Thich Huyen Quang is hospitalized in Binh Dinh – Patriarch tells Public Security Vice-Minister Nguyen Khanh Toan that he will never abandon struggle for the right to existence of the outlawed UBCV

PARIS, 26 September 2006 (IBIB) – The International Buddhist information Bureau is informed that the Supreme Patriarch of the outlawed Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) Thich Huyen Quang is in hospital. The Patriarch, 86, has been very tired and suffered from breathing difficulties since Friday (22nd September), and asked …

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