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Prominent dissident Thich Quang Do calls on Vietnam to immediately lift the arbitrary detention order on himself and UBCV Patriarch Thich Huyen Quang

The International Buddhist Information Bureau (IBIB) has obtained a copy of a letter sent by Vietnam’s most prominent religious dissident, Venerable Thich Quang Do, 76, to the Vietnamese Communist leadership summoning them to lift the arbitrary “administrative detention” order imposed on himself and the Patriarch of the Unified Buddhist Church …

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AFP : Vietnam hits back at Washington religion report

  Agence France Presse   HANOI Sept 16, 2004 (AFP) – Vietnam on Thursday slammed the US State Department’s decision to name it a “country of particular concern” in its annual report on religious freedom, saying it was based on erroneous information. “It is a wrongful decision based on erroneous …

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Reuters : US adds Hanoi to list of nations abusing religion freedom

    By Christina Toh-Pantin HANOI, Sept 16 (Reuters) – Unsanctioned religious groups in Vietnam on Thursday welcomed Washington’s designation of Hanoi as an abuser of rights to worship, while U.S. businesses and non-governmental organisations expressed dismay. The State Department’s annual report tracking religious freedoms worldwide included the communist country …

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