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Buddhist leader Thich Huyen Quang faces hardships in Hanoi after issuing a Statement calling for the re-establishment of the banned UBCV

The International Buddhist Information Bureau (IBIB) is concerned for the safety of the Most Venerable Thich Huyen Quang, Patriarch of the banned Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) who is currently in Hanoi for medical treatment. The IBIB is informed that tension has escalated between the Vietnamese authorities and the …

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The International Federation of Human Rights Leagues (FIDH) and the Vietnam Committee on Human Rights call for the immediate release of human rights defender Nguyen Dan Que

Mr Sidiki Kaba, President of the Paris-based International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH) and Mr Vo Van Ai, FIDH Vice-President and Chairman of the Vietnam Committee on Human Rights, wrote to the Vietnamese leadership today expressing grave concern on arrest of dissident and human rights defender Dr Nguyen Dan Que …

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The European Commission calls for the release of Buddhist leaders Thich Huyen Quang and Thich Quang Do and calls on European diplomatic envoys to visit the detained Buddhist dissidents in Vietnam

The European Foreign Affairs Commissioner Chris Patten has expressed EC concern on Vietnam’s continued detention of Venerable Thich Huyen Quang, Patriarch of the banned Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) and his Deputy, Venerable Thich Quang Do, and called for the Buddhist leaders’ release. In written replies to questions tabled …

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In his 20th year of internal exile, detained Buddhist Patriarch Thich Huyen Quang urges Buddhists to resist persecution and engage in the nonviolent movement for democracy, religious freedom and human rights (Message to Vietnamese Buddhists for the Lunar New Year)

The Most Venerable Thich Huyen Quang, Patriarch of the banned Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) has sent a Message to Vietnamese Buddhists on the occasion of the Lunar New Year of the Goat, 1st February 2003. Sent clandestinely from the small hut near Quang Phuoc Pagoda, Nghia Hanh village …

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dpa: U.S. religious commission is slander, says Hanoi

HANOI, February 15, 2001 (dpa) – Vietnam on Thursday criticised a U.S. review into religious freedom in the communist-ruled nation, calling it an “unacceptable” interference in Vietnam’s internal affairs. “That the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom gives itself the right to pass judgments on religious situations in other countries …

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