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U.S. State Department Report fails to reflect on-going religious repression against the outlawed Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam

Mr Vo Van Ai, International Spokesman of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) and President of the International Buddhist International Information Bureau (IBIB) welcomed the 2003 annual report on human rights published by the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labour on Thursday. But, he said, …

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In a Message to Vietnamese Buddhists for the Lunar New Year (Têt) :
UBCV Patriarch Thich Huyen Quang calls on Buddhists to brave persecution and pursue the non-violent movement for religious freedom and human rights

The Most Venerable Thich Huyen Quang, Patriarch of the outlawed Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) has sent a Message to Vietnamese Buddhists on the occasion of the Lunar New Year of the Monkey today, 22nd January 2004. The Message was sent clandestinely from the Nguyen Thieu Monastery in Binh …

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Venerable Thich Quang Do is gravely ill under house arrest in Saigon – Buddhists stage protest against religious repression outside Vietnamese Consulate in San Francisco

The International Buddhist Information Bureau (IBIB) has received alarming reports on the serious health condition of Venerable Thich Quang Do, 2003 Nobel Peace Prize nominee and Deputy leader of the banned Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV), who is currently under effective house arrest at the Thann Minh Zen Monastery …

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Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam holds Special Conference in Melbourne, Australia – Venerable Thich Huyen Quang is proclaimed Fourth Supreme Patriarch of the UBCV

Senior dignitaries of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) from Europe, Canada, the United States, Asia, Australia and New Zealand gathered at the Quang Duc Monastery in Melbourne, Australia on 10-12 October 2003 to attend a Special Conference of the UBCV, convened at the request of the UBCV leadership …

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Overseas Congregations of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam in the United States, Europe and Australia call for the release of Venerable Thich Quang Do and the right to existence of the banned UBCV

Overseas congregations of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) in Europe, Canada, the United States, Australia and New Zealand have launched a pressing appeal to the Vietnamese authorities to release detained UBCV leaders Thich Huyen Quang and Thich Quang Do, re-establish the legitimacy of the banned UBCV, and adopt …

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Freedom from Fear : Patriarch Thich Huyen Quang issues Vesak Message to Buddhists in Vietnam – UBCV leaders Thich Huyen Quang and Thich Quang Do hold new talks in Ho Chi Minh City

In his traditional Message to Vietnamese Buddhists on the 2547th Anniversary of the Vesak (Birth of Buddha) on 15th May 2003, the Most Venerable Thich Huyen Quang, Patriarch of the banned Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) has launched a pressing appeal to monks, nuns and lay-followers to free themselves …

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People in Need Foundation grants Homo Homini Award to Venerables Thich Huyen Quang, Thich Quang Do and Father Nguyen Van Ly – Former President Vaclav Havel sends a message of solidarity to human rights defenders in Vietnam

During the One World International Human Rights Film Festival held in Prague (Czech Republic) from 8-16 April 2003 under the auspices of former President Vaclav Havel and the Mayor of Prague, the People in Need–Czech TV Foundation awarded the Homo Homini Award to three Vietnamese human rights defenders, the Most …

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