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At the Australian Parliament in Canberra:
Buddhist leaders urge Australia to take urgent steps to ensure security in the Asia-Pacific region and respect of religious freedom and human rights in Vietnam

CANBERRA, 17 June 2009 (IBIB) – Mr. Vo Van Ai, International spokesman of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) and a delegation of senior dignitaries from the Overseas UBCV from the USA, Canada and Australia visited the Australian Parliament today to warn of current threats to Vietnamese sovereignty and …

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Update on the situation of UBCV leader Thich Quang Do

PARIS, 11 March 2009 (IBIB) – Patriarch Thich Quang Do, leader of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam, 80, remains under effective house arrest at the Thanh Minh Zen Monastery in Saigon. On 26th February 2009, Thich Quang Do received a visit from Ms. Katia Bennett, Political Officer of the …

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US Deputy Ambassador visits Buddhist monk Thich Thien Hanh in Hue

PARIS, 16 December 2008 (IBIB) – The International Buddhist Information Bureau received a report today from the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) on a visit by the Deputy Chief of Mission of the United States Embassy in Hanoi, Ms. Virginia E. Palmer to Very Venerable Thich Thien Hanh, Secretary …

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50 years after PM Pham Van Dong recognizes Chinese claims to Spratly and Paracel Islands:
Buddhist leader Thich Quang Do calls on Hanoi to reject “anti-Vietnamese” pact and defend territorial integrity

PARIS, 15 September 2008 (IBIB) – On the 50th Anniversary of a diplomatic note by North Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Van Dong accepting China’s claims of sovereignty over the Paracel and Spratly Islands, the new leader of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV), Patriarch Thich Quang Do has called …

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