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Prominent International Organizations issue Mission Report on Human Rights Defenders in Vietnam

  PARIS, 23 April 2007 (VCHR) – As high-level American and Vietnamese officials prepare to meet in Washington D.C. for the U.S.-Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue tomorrow (24 April 2007), the Paris-based International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH) and the Geneva-based World Organization against Torture (OMCT), released a groundbreaking report today …

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Reuters : U.S. visits outlawed Vietnamese Buddhist group

HANOI, 10 April 2007 (Reuters) – U.S. officials have visited a dissident Buddhist monk under house arrest as Washington applies pressure on communist-run Vietnam to release political and religious activists. The delegation visited Thich Quang Do of the outlawed Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) on Monday, four days after …

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Vietnam pursues crack-down on religious and political dissent : UBCV Buddhists Le Cong Cau, Thich Chi Thang and Thich Thien Minh face arrest

PARIS, 19 March 2007 (IBIB) – As Vietnam pursues its crack-down on pro-democracy activists and human rights defenders, it is stepping up repression against the outlawed Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV). l UBCV leaders in Hue sent an urgent appeal today to the International Buddhist Information Bureau reporting that 30 …

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