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Letter to U.S. President Barack Obama:
90 International personalities and CSOs call for the immediate and unconditional release of Vietnamese prisoner, Buddhist monk and dissident Thich Quang Do

PARIS-BERGEN, 17 November 2015 – As U.S. President Barack Obama arrives in Southeast Asia this week, ninety (90) international personalities and civil society organizations worldwide have signed a letter urging the President to press for the release of Vietnam’s most longstanding prisoner of conscience, Thich Quang Do, leader of the …

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Joint Statement of Concern on Vietnam’s Draft Law on Religion

We, the undersigned civil society organizations are concerned that Vietnam’s draft Law on Belief and Religion (1) is inconsistent with the right to freedom of religion or belief. We call upon the Government to comprehensively revise the draft Law to conform with Vietnam’s obligations under international human rights law in the …

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Conference on Freedom of Religion or Belief in Southeast Asia

The Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR) endorsed a Declaration on strengthening freedom of religion or belief in Southeast Asia at the first regional conference on religious freedom in Southeast Asia, in Bangkok, Thailand, from 30 September to 1 October 2015. “This is a very important event because for the …

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