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UBCV Spokesman Vo Van Ai welcomes new report by US Commission on International Religious Freedom on abuses of religious freedom in Vietnam

Paris, 1st September 2008 (International Buddhist Information Bureau) – Mr. Vo Van Ai, Director of the International Buddhist Information Bureau (IBIB) and International Spokesman of the outlawed Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV), warmly welcomed the “Vietnam Policy Focus” issued by the US International Commission on International Religious Freedom. This …

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The Life and Times of Thich Huyen Quang

By VO VAN AI FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ASIA Thich Huyen Quang, 87, patriarch of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam, died in Vietnam on July 5 at the Nguyen Thieu Monastery in Binh Dinh. One of Vietnam’s most beloved and esteemed spiritual leaders, Quang was also a proponent …

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“Whilst Thich Quang Do prays for Patriarch Thich Huyen Quang’s life, Hanoi is already planning for his death” – Vo Van Ai protests Hanoi’s political interference into UBCV affairs

PARIS, 3 July 2008 (IBIB) – The International Budhist Information Bureau is shocked and outraged by the news report issued by the official Vietnam News Agency and relayed on 3rd July by several State-run newspapers in Vietnam (Thanh Nien, Hanoi Moi etc) concerning the “imminent funeral” of the Unified Buddhist …

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