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UBCV monk Thich Vien Phuong is arrested after visiting Thich Quang Do – Communist authorities press Thich Huyen Quang to receive Thich Nhat Hanh in Binh Dinh

  The International Buddhist Information Bureau (IBIB) has received urgent information from the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) that UBCV Buddhist monk Thich Vien Phuong was arrested in Saigon by Security Police today (Wednesday 30th March 30th) at 5.30 pm Vietnam time. Security Police arrested him on his motorbike …

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AFP : Religious dissident in Vietnam launches call for democracy

HANOI, Feb 11, 2005 (AFP) – A prominent religious dissident has called on Vietnamese authorities and intellectuals to build up democracy and pluralism in the communist country, an exiled group said. The Paris-based International Buddhist Information Bureau (IBIB), the communication arm of the main dissident buddhist church in Vietnam, said …

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Vietnam Committee on Human Rights condemns new assault on freedom of expression and religion in Vietnam (59th Session of the UN Commission on Human Rights)

GENEVA, 16 April 2003 (VCHR) – Speaking at the UN Commission on Human Rights in Geneva, Mr. Vo Van Ai, President of the Paris-based Vietnam Committee on Human Rights and Vice-President of the International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH), strongly condemned the recent wave of arrests of human rights defenders …

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People in Need Foundation grants Homo Homini Award to Venerables Thich Huyen Quang, Thich Quang Do and Father Nguyen Van Ly – Former President Vaclav Havel sends a message of solidarity to human rights defenders in Vietnam

PRAGUE, 11 April 2003 (IBIB) – During the One World International Human Rights Film Festival held in Prague (Czech Republic) from 8-16 April 2003 under the auspices of former President Vaclav Havel and the Mayor of Prague, the People in Need–Czech TV Foundation awarded the Homo Homini Award to three …

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Prominent Member of the European Parliament is arrested in Ho Chi Minh City for staging a peaceful demonstration for religious freedom in Vietnam

PARIS, 6 June 2001 (VCHR) – The Vietnam Committee on Human Rights is deeply concerned for the safety of Olivier Dupuis, Member of the European Parliament and Secretary of the Italy-based Transnational Radical Party and his assistant, Martin Schultes, arrested at 19h.30h (Vietnam time) in front of the Thanh Minh …

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