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As Vietnam hosts the UN Day of the Vesak in Hanoi, UBCV monk Thich Tri Khai is arrested – In Vesak Messages, Patriarch Thich Huyen Quang and Thich Quang Do urge Buddhists to stand up for human rights

PARIS, 13 May 2008 (IBIB) – The International Budhist Information Bureau is deeply concerned by the disappearance and likely arrest of Buddhist monk Thich Tri Khai, Superior monk of Giac Hai Pagoda in Lam Dong province and member of the outlawed Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV). After Security Police …

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UBCV Spokesman Vo Van Ai welcomes USCIRF report and recommendation to re-designate Vietnam as a “Country of Particular Concern”

PARIS, 5 May 2008 (IBIB) – Mr. Vo Van Ai, Director of the International Buddhist Information Bureau (IBIB) and International Spokesman of the outlawed Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV), warmly welcomed the US International Commission on International Religious Freedom‘s report on Vietnam, made public in Washington D.C. on Friday. …

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As Hanoi prepares to host UN International Vesak Day in May 2008, Vietnam expels monks of Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam from pagodas in Lam Dong and Quang Tri and intimidates Buddhists

PARIS, 3rd April 2008 (IBIB) – The outlawed Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) informs the International Buddhist Information Bureau (IBIB) that Security Police, local authorities and sections of the State-sponsored Vietnam Buddhist Church (VBC) are accelerating measures to “terrorize and harass” UBCV followers by seizing control of UBCV pagodas …

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