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At the World Movement for Democracy’s Fourth Assembly in Istanbul : World Movement for Democracy awards “Democracy Courage Tribute” to Vietnamese dissidents Thich Quang Do and Hoang Minh Chinh

PARIS, 6th April 2006 – More than 600 democracy activists, practitioners and scholars from 125 countries gathered for the Fourth Assembly of the World Movement for Democracy (WMD) in Istanbul from 2-5 April 2006 under the theme of “Advancing Democracy : Justice, Pluralism and Participation”. Founded in 1999, the WMD held …

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On the eve of the 10th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Buddhist leader Thich Quang Do Calls for the Creation of a Free Trade Union to Protect Worker Rights in Vietnam

PARIS, 30th March 2006 (IBIB) – The International Buddhist Information Bureau (IBIB) received today an “Open Letter” from Venerable Thich Quang Do, prominent dissident and Head of the Executive Institute (Vien Hoa Dao) of the banned Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV), calling on international labour movements, donor agencies and …

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