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AFP : Vietnam flexes muscles over outlawed Buddhist church

  Agence France Presse   HANOI, Oct 12 (AFP) – Vietnam signalled its intent last week to enforce a tough line against an outlawed Buddhist church despite signs earlier this year that the communist regime was seeking a rapprochement. A 10-hour stand-off on Wednesday between the security forces and the …

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Reuters : UPDATE 2-Vietnam monks innocent of secrets charge-group

(Adds details of accusations paragraphs 4-5) HANOI, Oct 11 (Reuters) – A Vietnamese government accusation that two leaders of a banned Buddhist group were carrying state secrets was “totally absurd”, their organisation said on Saturday. Thich Huyen Quang, 86, patriarch of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV), and his …

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dpa : Dissident Buddhist leaders arrested in Vietnam

    Hanoi, October 10 (dpa) – Police have arrested the elderly leaders of a banned Buddhist group in Vietnam, local police said Friday. Thich Huyen Quang, 86, and Thich Quang Do, 75, the leaders of the banned Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam, were arrested Thursday morning in Luong Son …

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AFP : Vietnam denies stand-off with dissident Buddhists

  Agence France Presse   HANOI, Oct 9 (AFP) – Vietnam denied Thursday that the head of an outlawed Buddhist church and his deputy had been prevented by security forces from leaving their monastery and travelling to Ho Chi Minh City. The Paris-based International Buddhist Information Bureau (IBIB) said the …

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