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“Sacrificing principles for profits” : Vo Van Ai regrets US State Department’s decision to withdraw Vietnam from list of Countries of Particular Concern

PARIS, 14 November 2006 (IBIB) – Mr. Vo Van Ai, Director of the International Buddhist Information Bureau and International Spokesman of the outlawed Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) expressed his deep regret at the US State Department’s decision to withdraw Vietnam from the blacklist of “Countries of Particular Concern” …

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Vo Van Ai receives 2006 Rafto Prize in Bergen, Norway on behalf of Buddhist dissident Venerable Thich Quang Do

PARIS, 6 November 2006 (BIIB) – The Rafto Foundation in Bergen, Norway, awarded the 20th 2006 Professor Thorolf Rafto Memorial Prize to Venerable Thich Quang Do, Deputy leader of the outlawed Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) “for his personal courage and perseverance through three decades of peaceful opposition against …

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UBCV Patriarch Thich Huyen Quang leaves hospital today

The International Buddhist Information Bureau is happy to announce that the Supreme Patriarch of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) Thich Huyen Quang left the French-Vietnamese hospital in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) today. He is now under convalescence at the Giac Hoa Pagoda in Binh Thanh Ward (Saigon), …

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UBCV Supreme Patriarch Thich Huyen Quang is hospitalized in Binh Dinh – Patriarch tells Public Security Vice-Minister Nguyen Khanh Toan that he will never abandon struggle for the right to existence of the outlawed UBCV

PARIS, 26 September 2006 (IBIB) – The International Buddhist information Bureau is informed that the Supreme Patriarch of the outlawed Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) Thich Huyen Quang is in hospital. The Patriarch, 86, has been very tired and suffered from breathing difficulties since Friday (22nd September), and asked …

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Venerable Thich Quang Do is awarded 2006 Rafto Prize for human rights

PARIS, 21 st September 2006 (IBIB) – The Rafto Foundation in Bergen, Norway, announced today that Venerable Thich Quang Do, second-ranking leader of the outlawed Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV), has been chosen to receive the 2006 Professor Thorolf Rafto Memorial Prize for his contribution to the cause of …

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