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Reuters : Vietnam rejects criticism by rights groups at U.N.

    GENEVA, 24 March 2009 (Reuters) – Vietnam on Tuesday rejected as “slanderous and distorted” allegations by exiled human rights groups that it stifles peaceful dissent and jails its critics. Vietnam’s ambassador, in a letter sent to the U.N. Human Rights Council, said that when addressing the Geneva forum …

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At the 10th Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva: Vo Van Ai denounces Vietnam’s non-compliance with UN Treaties, dangers of Bauxite mining in Central Highlands, and Secret VPC anti-Human rights plan

GENEVA, 23 March 2009 (VIETNAM COMMITTEE) – Speaking before the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva today, Mr. Vo Van Ai, President of Quê Me: Action for Democracy in Vietnam and the Vietnam Committee on Human Rights denounced “grave violations of human rights” in Vietnam, and the government’s systematic “non-compliance …

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Update on the situation of UBCV leader Thich Quang Do

PARIS, 11 March 2009 (IBIB) – Patriarch Thich Quang Do, leader of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam, 80, remains under effective house arrest at the Thanh Minh Zen Monastery in Saigon. On 26th February 2009, Thich Quang Do received a visit from Ms. Katia Bennett, Political Officer of the …

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As they prepare to board a plane to Saigon: Hanoi prohibits visit by Euro MP Marco Pannella and Italian Senator Marco Perduca to Vietnam

PARIS, 23 December 2008 (VCHR) – Prominent Member of the European Parliament, Marco Pannella, and Italian Senator Marco Perduca, were prevented from boarding a plane from Phnom Penh to Saigon today to visit Vietnam. They were scheduled to visit Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam leader Thich Quang Do today before …

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US Deputy Ambassador visits Buddhist monk Thich Thien Hanh in Hue

PARIS, 16 December 2008 (IBIB) – The International Buddhist Information Bureau received a report today from the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) on a visit by the Deputy Chief of Mission of the United States Embassy in Hanoi, Ms. Virginia E. Palmer to Very Venerable Thich Thien Hanh, Secretary …

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