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Religious Freedom in Vietnam


News (VCHR / IBIB)

07/31/2017 (VCHR): Four human rights defenders arrested for subversion in an escalating crackdown on dissent in Vietnam
07/21/2017 (VCHR): Crackdown on Buddhist Youth Movement’s Summer Camp in Huế
07/06/2017 (VCHR): At G20 Summit: VCHR calls on Vietnamese Prime Minister to release prisoners of conscience Thích Quảng Độ, Nguyễn Văn Đài and Đỗ Thị Hồng
06/29/2017 (The Observatory & VCHR) : Vietnam: Prominent Blogger Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh sentenced to 10 years in prison
06/16/2017 (VCHR) : At the UN, Vietnam Committee on Human Rights denounces persecution of UBCV Buddhists and calls on UN Experts to visit Vietnam
05/29/2017 (FIDH & VCHR) : Vietnam: Lengthy jail sentences for two dissidents upheld as crackdown continues
05/15/2017 (VCHR) : Buddhist Youth Leader Lê Công Cầu goes on hunger strike to protest ban on visiting critically-ill UBCV leader Thích Quảng Độ
05/12/2017 (VCHR) : Police threaten and harass UBCV Buddhists and Youth leaders during Vesak celebrations in Hue
05/10/2017 (IBIB) : UBCV leader Thích Quảng Độ issues Vesak Day Message
05/02/2017 (VCHR) : EPRID shares best practices at EP Conference on “How religious and belief communities reach out to each other in words and deeds”
04/27/2017 (VCHR) : U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom recommends designating Vietnam as “Country of Particular Concern” for religious freedom violations


05/03/2018 (Lexington Minuteman): Lexington students support imprisoned Buddhist
07/31/2017 (RFA): Vietnam Arrests Four Democracy Activists For ‘Attempted Subversion’
07/31/2017 (USCIRF): VIETNAM: Religious Prisoner of Conscience Pastor Nguyen Cong Chinh Released
07/06/2017 (CSW): Call for release of religious freedom defenders
06/30/2017 (Leicester Post) : Leicester Post: Vietnamese blogger Mother Mushroom jailed for criticising government
02/08/2017 (USCIRF) : VIETNAM: USCIRF Assesses State Department’s CPC Removal
11/10/2016 (USCIRF) : VIETNAM: At a Crossroads, 10 Years after CPC Designation Removed
04/27/2016 (EUObserver) : EU sacrifices human rights for Vietnam free trade
04/20/2016 (Civicus) : Intolerance of civil society in Vietnam: An interview with Penelope Faulkner from the Vietnam Committee on Human Rights
11/19/2015 (RFA) : Monk of Banned Buddhist Church Reaffirms Commitment to Democracy in Vietnam

Reports (VCHR / IBIB)

02/18/2016 (VCHR) : VCHR – Freedom of Religion or Belief in Vietnam: State Management of Religions
11/24/2015 (VCHR & IBIB) : UBCV, The Movement for Religious Freedom in Vietnam (2015)

International Reports

04/25/2017 (USCIRF) : 2017 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom (Chapter on Vietnam)
02/08/2017 (USCIRF) : Religious Freedom in Vietnam, Assessing the Country of Particular Concern Designation 10 Years After its Removal (USCIRF, February 2017)
06/09/2016 (European Parliament) : European Parliament resolution of 9 June 2016 on Vietnam
01/30/2015 (UN) : Report of the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Heiner Bielefeldt – Addendum – Mission to Viet Nam (21 to 31 July 2014) (ref. A/HRC/28/66/Add.2)



Buddhism, Under Vietnam’s Thumb, by Jared Roscoe, Tricycle, 27 August 2008





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