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AP : Dissident Vietnamese monk dies in Vietnam

    HANOI, Vietnam, July 5, 2008 (AP) – Thich Huyen Quang, the patriarch of an outlawed Buddhist church in Vietnam who spent more than two decades in and out of house arrest, died Saturday after months of ailing health. He was 87. The leader of the Unified Buddhist Church …

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“Whilst Thich Quang Do prays for Patriarch Thich Huyen Quang’s life, Hanoi is already planning for his death” – Vo Van Ai protests Hanoi’s political interference into UBCV affairs

PARIS, 3 July 2008 (IBIB) – The International Budhist Information Bureau is shocked and outraged by the news report issued by the official Vietnam News Agency and relayed on 3rd July by several State-run newspapers in Vietnam (Thanh Nien, Hanoi Moi etc) concerning the “imminent funeral” of the Unified Buddhist …

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As the U.S. President meets Vietnamese Prime Minister in Washington DC: President Bush should urge Vietnamese PM to legalise banned Buddhist Church and allow gravely ill UBCV Patriarch to receive medical treatment in Saigon

PARIS, 24 June 2008 (VIETNAM COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RIGHTS) – As the Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung embarked on a 4-day official visit in the United States from 23-26 June, and will be received at the White House by U.S. President George W. Bush today, Mr. Vo Van Ai, …

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