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In a Resolution on the Human Rights Situation in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, European Parliament calls for multi-party reforms in Vietnam, condemns recent repression against the UBCV and calls for release of Thich Huyen Quang & Thich Quang Do

Following a debate in the Plenary session of the European Parliament in Brussels, the 730-member EP today voted a Resolution on “The Human Rights Situation in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam” strongly condemning the lack of political reforms in the three countries and the ongoing violations of freedom of expression and …

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Security Police assault Thich Quang Do in clash to prevent UBCV monks holding Buddhist celebration in Saigon – State media launches vilification campaign against Thich Quang Do and UBCV provincial committees

l At 8.00 am (Vietnam time) on Saturday 19th November 2005, Security Police clashed with Buddhists at the Thanh Minh Zen Monastery and physically assaulted Venerable Thich Quang Do, Deputy leader of the outlawed Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV). Thich Quang Do was leaving the monastery to preside a Memorial …

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NGO Coalition Urges Creation of Credible UN Human Rights Council

The Vietnam Committee on Human Rights and 41 personalities and NGOs send the following letter to the President of the UN General Assembly to urge that the UN Human Rights Council will significantly enhance the UN’s existing capacity to protect and promote human rights : November 1, 2005 H.E. Mr. Jan …

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