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U.S. State Department Report fails to reflect on-going religious repression against the outlawed Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam

Mr Vo Van Ai, International Spokesman of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) and President of the International Buddhist International Information Bureau (IBIB) welcomed the 2003 annual report on human rights published by the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labour on Thursday. But, he said, …

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In a Message to Vietnamese Buddhists for the Lunar New Year (Têt) :
UBCV Patriarch Thich Huyen Quang calls on Buddhists to brave persecution and pursue the non-violent movement for religious freedom and human rights

The Most Venerable Thich Huyen Quang, Patriarch of the outlawed Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) has sent a Message to Vietnamese Buddhists on the occasion of the Lunar New Year of the Monkey today, 22nd January 2004. The Message was sent clandestinely from the Nguyen Thieu Monastery in Binh …

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dpa : Vietnam slams human rights group’s criticism

    HANOI, Nov 19, 2003 (dpa) – Vietnam reacted angrily to a French human rights organization’s criticisms of the country’s human rights record Wednesday. In a statement Monday, the France-based Vietnam Committee on Human Rights called on the European Union to urge Vietnam to release prisoners of conscience, loosen …

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Venerable Thich Quang Do is gravely ill under house arrest in Saigon – Buddhists stage protest against religious repression outside Vietnamese Consulate in San Francisco

The International Buddhist Information Bureau (IBIB) has received alarming reports on the serious health condition of Venerable Thich Quang Do, 2003 Nobel Peace Prize nominee and Deputy leader of the banned Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV), who is currently under effective house arrest at the Thann Minh Zen Monastery …

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AFP : Vietnam says three dissident monks under house arrest

  Agence France Presse   HANOI, Oct 16 (AFP) – Vietnam said Thursday it has placed three senior monks from an outlawed Buddhist church under house arrest for two years for violating the country’s strict security legislation, escalating a crackdown on the group. Foreign ministry spokesman Le Dung said their …

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