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Venerable Thich Quang Do holds prayer service in Saigon for the monks and people of Burma, and urges Vietnamese to stage peaceful protests outside Burmese Embassies to call for an end to the bloodshed and a dialogue with democratic opposition

PARIS, 2 October 2007 (IBIB) – The International Buddhist Information Bureau has received an “Announcement” from the Very Venerable Thich Quang Do, Deputy leader of the outlawed Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) calling on Vietnamese Buddhist clergy at home and abroad to organize prayers and vigils for the Buddhist …

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Venerable Thich Quang Do calls on United Nations to take emergency action on Burma and expresses solidarity with Buddhists’ and civilians’ peaceful, democratic protests

NEW YORK, 28 September 2007 (IBIB) – In face of the violent crackdown on peaceful protests in Burma, the Very Venerable Thich Quang Do, Deputy leader of the outlawed Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) addressed a letter today to the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon calling for urgent …

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Vietnam President Nguyen Minh Triet’s threats against Thich Quang Do and the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam are “unworthy of a civilized society”

PARIS, 11 September 2007 (IBIB) – The International Buddhist Information Bureau strongly protests the slanderous declaration made by Vietnamese President Nguyen Minh Triet today in a meeting with representatives of the Vietnamese community in New Zealand. Visiting New Zealand from 10-12 September after attending the APEC Summit in Sydney, Australia, …

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Security forces surround Bao Quoc Pagoda in Hue –Thich Thien Hanh denounces plan to suppress the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam – US State Department official Michael Orona visits Thich Quang Do in Saigon

PARIS, 10 September 2007 (IBIB) – Widespread Police controls, surveillance and repression of Buddhists from the outlawed Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) are intensifying as the government pursues its virulent media campaign launched 3 weeks ago against UBCV Deputy leader Venerable Thich Quang Do for supporting farmers and peasants …

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Top Security Official Tran Tu threatens UBCV in visit to Patriarch Huyen Quang – Vietnam plots to “abduct” UBCV Patriarch to Hanoi for State-sponsored Buddhist Congress in November 2007 – Police blockade UBCV Pagodas and summon UBCV Deputy leader Thich Quang Do for supporting “Victims of Injustice” in Vietnam

PARIS, 3rd September 2007 (IBIB) – According to urgent reports from the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) received today, Vietnam is stepping up repression against UBCV members and implementing a wide range of strategies to divide, undermine and ultimately suppress the outlawed UBCV. Since the UBCV launched its campaign …

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Speaking out in public for the first time in 26 years: Thich Quang Do addresses farmers demonstrating in Ho Chi Minh City against power abuse and state appropriation of lands

“To solve these problems, we must work together for political pluralism, democracy and human rights, especially freedom of expression. There can be no justice under the one-Party state” PARIS, 17 July 2007 (IBIB) – At 10am (Vietnam time) this morning, the Most Venerable Thich Quang Do, 79, Deputy leader of …

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