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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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Prominent Member of the European Parliament is arrested in Ho Chi Minh City for staging a peaceful demonstration for religious freedom in Vietnam

PARIS, 6 June 2001 (VCHR) – The Vietnam Committee on Human Rights is deeply concerned for the safety of Olivier Dupuis, Member of the European Parliament and Secretary of the Italy-based Transnational Radical Party and his assistant, Martin Schultes, arrested at 19h.30h (Vietnam time) in front of the Thanh Minh …

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Prominent European M.P. Olivier Dupuis stages sit-in inside Thanh Minh Zen Monastery in solidarity with detained Buddhist monk Thich Quang Do

PARIS, 6 June 2001 (VCHR) – Mr Olivier Dupuis, Member of the European Parliament and Secretary-general of the Transnational Radical Party is staging a sit-in today inside the Thanh Minh Zen Monastery at 90 Tran Huy Lieu Street, Phu Nhuan Ward, Ho Chi Minh City, to protest Vietnam’s arbitrary detention …

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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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