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UBCV Spokesman Vo Van Ai welcomes the U.S. International Religious Freedom Report and calls for stronger action to promote religious freedom in Vietnam

PARIS, 19 November 2010 (IBIB) – Mr. Vo Van Ai, International Spokesman of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) and Director of its Paris-based information office, the International Buddhist Information Bureau, welcomed the U.S. State Department’s Annual Report on International Religious Freedom made public by Secretary of State Hillary …

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The Irrawaddy : Thailand Again Bars Vietnamese Activist

    BANGKOK, 15 October 2010 (The Irrawaddy) – Thailand has drawn fire by again preventing a prominent Vietnamese dissident from speaking at a conference in Bangkok, one year after the founding of the Asean Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights. The president of the Vietnam Committee on Human Rights, Vo …

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The Nation : EDITORIAL
Thailand has tarnished its own rights image

    Government clampdown on human rights press conference does not follow the Asean objective to promote discussion of the issue Thailand’s human rights record will come under further scrutiny this week because the Foreign Ministry has just pressured the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand (FCCT) into cancelling a scheduled …

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The West Australian : Thailand bars entry to Vietnam activists

    Thailand has refused entry to two human rights campaigners due to speak at a Bangkok press conference on Monday about alleged abuses in neighbouring Vietnam, a journalists’ organisation said. The move forced the Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR), a long-time critic of the country’s communist regime, to …

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DPA : Vietnam pressured Thailand to block visas, activists say

  a href=”http://www.dpa.de” target=”_blank”>   HANOI, 13 September 2010 (dpa) – Vietnam was behind Thailand’s decision to block two activists from travelling to Bangkok to present a report on human rights in Vietnam, the activists said Monday. The Paris-based International Federation for Human Rights and the Vietnam Committee on Human …

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