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Buddhist monk Thich Khong Tanh is arrested in Saigon

PARIS, 30 April 2010 (IBIB) – The Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) has informed the International Buddhist Information Bureau that Venerable Thich Khong Tanh, UBCV Commissioner for Humanitarian and Social Affairs, was arrested by Security Police at the Thu Thiem ferry, Ward 2, Saigon at 6.30pm Vietnam time today. …

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At a Hearing on Human Rights and Religious Freedom at the US Congress: UBCV Spokesman Vo Van Ai tells Congress: US-based activist is assaulted for visiting Thich Quang Do – UBCV monks protest unlawful government fine

PARIS, 23 March 2010 (IBIB) – In a Written Submission to a Congressional Hearing on Human Rights and Religious Freedom in Vietnam at the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission in Washington DC today, Mr. Vo Van Ai, International Spokesman of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) told Congress of …

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At the 13th Session of the UN Human Rights Council: Vietnam Committee denounces double language, stifling of free expression and unfair trials in Vietnam

GENEVA, 16 March 2010 (VIETNAM COMMITTEE) – Speaking on behalf of the France-based Vietnam Committee on Human Rights and Agir Ensemble pour les Droits de l’Homme (Working Together for Human Rights), Mr. Vo Tran Nhat told the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva today that the double language and systematic …

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On the occasion of International Women’s Day: UBCV leader Thich Quang Do calls on three prominent women to lead a joint initiative for human rights and democracy in Vietnam

  PARIS, 8 March 2010 (IBIB) – The Patriarch of the outlawed Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) Thich Quang Do has written to three prominent women, U.S. Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, Rafto Foundation Director Therese Jebsen (Norway) and French lawyer Nathalie Muller-Sarallier, calling on them to join together in an …

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