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Buddhist Patriarch Thich Huyen Quang is gravely ill in Binh Dinh hospital

The International Buddhist Information Bureau is informed that the Patriarch of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) Thich Huyen Quang was taken into the Binh Dinh General Hospital yesterday morning, 18 November for emergency treatment. According to information obtained from the hospital by IBIB this morning, the 87 year-old …

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Vietnamese Buddhists condemn travel ban on Youth leaders and pledge support for the outlawed Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam

Representatives of the Vietnamese Buddhist Youth Movement (Gia Dinh Phat Tu Viet Nam) from the USA, Canada, Europe and Australia gathering in Bodhgaya, India, for the Festival of the World Movement of Vietnamese Buddhist Youth from 7-9 November 2004, issued two Resolutions protesting the Vietnamese government’s ban on 21 Buddhist …

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Prominent dissident Thich Quang Do calls on Vietnam to immediately lift the arbitrary detention order on himself and UBCV Patriarch Thich Huyen Quang

The International Buddhist Information Bureau (IBIB) has obtained a copy of a letter sent by Vietnam’s most prominent religious dissident, Venerable Thich Quang Do, 76, to the Vietnamese Communist leadership summoning them to lift the arbitrary “administrative detention” order imposed on himself and the Patriarch of the Unified Buddhist Church …

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Buddhist dissident Thich Tri Luc reports from Sweden :
Security Police forced him to conceal the truth at his trial in exchange for freedom

The International Buddhist Information Bureau (IBIB) has received a statement from Buddhist dissident Thich Tri Luc (secular name Pham Van Tuong) with the request that it be made public to the international media. Sent from Sweden, where he has been granted political asylum, the statement describes Thich Tri Luc’s views …

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Buddhist Patriarch Thich Huyen Quang calls on all Vietnamese Buddhists to unite in the non-violent struggle for the survival of Buddhism

70 delegations of senior monks, nuns and lay-Buddhists representing sections of the Vietnamese American Unified Buddhist Congress in the USA (VAUBC-USA), leaders of the Buddhist Youth Movement and representatives of 36 organizations of the Vietnamese community and media from all over the United States, Canada and Europe gathered in San …

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