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Vietnam bans UBCV Buddhists in Hue, Binh Dinh, Phu Yen, Ba Ria Vung Tau, Tien Giang, Lam Dong from celebrating Buddha’s Birth – Thich Thien Hanh prepares to hold ceremony in Hue despite government ban

PARIS, 30th May 2007 (IBIB) – Whereas Buddhists around the world are preparing to celebrate the 2551st Anniversary of the Birth of Buddha, or Vesak, tomorrow, 31st May 2007, the Vietnamese authorities have banned the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) from celebrating this important Buddhist event and prohibited circulation …

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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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