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Policeman faces maximum 7 year sentence for beating a youth to death: Vietnam Committee denounces a climate of impunity in Vietnam

PARIS, 11 August 2010 (VIETNAM COMMITTEE) – Mr. Vo Van Ai, President of the Paris-based Vietnam Committee on Human Rights, an affiliate of the International Federation on Human Rights (FIDH) expressed outrage over inequalities in Vietnam’s legal system regarding the sentence facing a policeman who beat a 21-year-old man to …

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UBCV Patriarch Thich Quang Do issues Vesak Message

PARIS, 28 May 2010 (IBIB) – The Most Venerable Thich Quang Do, Patriarch of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) has sent a Message to Vietnamese Buddhists around the world for the 2554th Vesak celebrations of the Birth of the Buddha. The Message was sent clandestinely from Thanh Minh …

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Buddhist monk Thich Khong Tanh is arrested in Saigon

PARIS, 30 April 2010 (IBIB) – The Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) has informed the International Buddhist Information Bureau that Venerable Thich Khong Tanh, UBCV Commissioner for Humanitarian and Social Affairs, was arrested by Security Police at the Thu Thiem ferry, Ward 2, Saigon at 6.30pm Vietnam time today. …

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