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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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Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam holds Special Conference in Melbourne, Australia – Venerable Thich Huyen Quang is proclaimed Fourth Supreme Patriarch of the UBCV

Senior dignitaries of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) from Europe, Canada, the United States, Asia, Australia and New Zealand gathered at the Quang Duc Monastery in Melbourne, Australia on 10-12 October 2003 to attend a Special Conference of the UBCV, convened at the request of the UBCV leadership …

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