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International personalities and over 4,000 Buddhists celebrate the consecration of Most Venerable Thich Quang Do Fifth Supreme Patriarch of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam

PARIS, 29 November 2011 (IBIB) – The Most Venerable Thich Quang Do, prominent dissident and 2012 Nobel Peace Prize nominee was consecrated Fifth Supreme Patriarch of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) at the UBCVs 9th Congress from 18-20 November 2011. Because of continuous government repression against the outlawed …

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Nobel Peace Laureate joins Appeal to end Death Penalty in Vietnam

PARIS, 11 October 2011 (VIETNAM COMMITTEE) – International personalities and organizations have joined the appeal launched on the 9th World Day against the Death Penalty by Quê Me: Action for Democracy in Vietnam and the Vietnam Committee for Human Rights (VCHR) for an end to capital punishment in Vietnam  (1). …

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At the 18th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council: Vietnam Committee denounces repression of peaceful anti-China protests and calls for repeal of anti-demonstration laws in Vietnam

  GENEVA, 15 September 2011 (VIETNAM COMMITTEE) – Speaking on behalf of the Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR) and Agir Ensemble pour les Droits de l’Homme at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva today, Mr. Vo Tran Nhat called on Vietnam to cease recent repression of peaceful demonstrations, …

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At the 6th Ministerial Meeting of the Community of Democracies: Global Civil society Leaders Urge Support for Democratization in Vietnam

VILNIUS, 1st July 2011 (VIETNAM COMMITTEE) – Governmental delegations from 100 democratic countries and over 120 civil society leaders and democracy activists from all over the world met together in Vilnius for the 6th Ministerial Meeting of the Community of Democracies on 1st July 2011 to discuss strategies for strengthening …

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