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Government Decree 92 tightens controls on religions in Vietnam

PARIS, 29 November 2012 (IBIB) –The International Buddhist Information Bureau is deeply disturbed by a new government decree that increases state control of religions and further undermines religious freedom in Vietnam. Decree 92 (full reference 92/2012/ND-CP) on “Directives and measures for implementing the Ordinance on beliefs and religion”, issued by …

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Radio Free Asia : Jailed for Sensitive Songs

    Vietnam sentences two musicians to up to six years for “anti-state propaganda.” Police and security staff stand outside the Ho Chi Minh City courthouse, Sept, 24, 2012 (AFP) A court in Vietnam sent two prominent musicians to prison Tuesday for writing politically sensitive songs, drawing criticism from rights …

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Radio Free Asia : US Diplomat Visits Restive Pagoda

    The visit to the Giac Minh Pagoda in central Vietnam’s Danang is an apparent move to highlight religious freedom. A suspected plainclothes policeman twists the arm of Thich Thanh Quang outside the Giac Minh Pagoda, Aug. 17, 2012 – Photo courtesy of IBIB A U.S. diplomat has made …

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