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United Nations’ Working Group on Arbitrary Detention condemns unlawful imprisonment of government critics in Vietnam

PARIS, 7 September 2009 (VCHR) – The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, a prominent body which reviews cases of unlawful imprisonment, has declared that several Vietnamese dissidents are wrongfully detained, in violation of international human rights laws. They include blogger Nguyen Hoang Hai (Dieu Cay), writer Nguyen Xuan …

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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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Report by the UN Human Rights Council on Vietnam’s Universal Periodic Review: Vietnam Rejects UN Recommendations for Concrete Reforms to Advance Human Rights

GENEVA, 13 May 2009 (VIETNAM COMMITTEE) – The Vietnam Committee on Human Rights expresses deep disappointment at the report of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Vietnam issued by the UN Human Rights Council’s UPR Working Group on Tuesday, 12th May 2009. Whilst accepting some general recommendations on the promotion …

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Vietnam Committee urges U.N. members to raise urgent human rights concerns at the Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review on Vietnam

GENEVA, 8 May 2009 (VIETNAM COMMITTEE) – The Socialist Republic of Vietnam will be examined by the United Nations Human Rights Council for its first Universal Periodic Review (UPR) today. The review, which is based on information from three reports – Vietnam’s country report, a compilation of information from UN …

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At the 10th Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva: Vo Van Ai denounces Vietnam’s non-compliance with UN Treaties, dangers of Bauxite mining in Central Highlands, and Secret VPC anti-Human rights plan

GENEVA, 23 March 2009 (VIETNAM COMMITTEE) – Speaking before the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva today, Mr. Vo Van Ai, President of Quê Me: Action for Democracy in Vietnam and the Vietnam Committee on Human Rights denounced “grave violations of human rights” in Vietnam, and the government’s systematic “non-compliance …

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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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