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UBCV monk Thich Vien Phuong is arrested after visiting Thich Quang Do – Communist authorities press Thich Huyen Quang to receive Thich Nhat Hanh in Binh Dinh

  The International Buddhist Information Bureau (IBIB) has received urgent information from the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) that UBCV Buddhist monk Thich Vien Phuong was arrested in Saigon by Security Police today (Wednesday 30th March 30th) at 5.30 pm Vietnam time. Security Police arrested him on his motorbike …

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Buddhist monk Thich Thien Minh is victim of harassments and death threats
UBCV Patriarch Thich Huyen Quang declines to meet Thich Nhat Hanh in Binh Dinh

PARIS, 25 March 2005 (IBIB) – Buddhist monk Thich Thien Minh, member of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) released in a government amnesty after 26 years in re-education camp, sent an urgent communication to the International Buddhist Information Bureau (IBIB) this morning reporting that he is the victim …

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Buddhist Patriarch Thich Huyen Quang calls for freedom of movement for Thich Quang Do and the lifting of “verbal” house arrest orders

The Most Venerable Thich Huyen Quang, 86, prominent dissident and Fourth Supreme Patriarch of the banned Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV), has sent an “Open Letter” to the Vietnamese leadership denouncing recent harassments of UBCV monks, and condemning the unlawful detention of UBCV Deputy leader Venerable Thich Quang Do …

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on the banning of Buddhist monks from paying New Year’s visits and administrative detention by “verbal order”

Buddhist Era 2548 VTT/TT To : Mr. Nong Duc Manh, Secretary-general of the Communist Party of Vietnam Mr. Tran Duc Luong, President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Mr. Phan Van Khai, Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Mr. Nguyen Van An, President of the SRV National Assembly Dear …

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