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At G20 Summit: VCHR calls on Vietnamese Prime Minister to release prisoners of conscience Thích Quảng Độ, Nguyễn Văn Đài and Đỗ Thị Hồng

PARIS, 6th July 2017 (VCHR) – As Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc arrives in Hamburg for the 12th meeting of the G20 Summit from 7-8 July, the Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR) and over 40 personalities and civil society organizations from all over the world call on Vietnam …

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Vietnam: Open Letter calling for investigation into the death in custody of Nguyễn Hữu Tấn

  PARIS, 3 July 2017 (VCHR) – The Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR) supports the Open letter from 32 organizations calling on the Vietnamese authorities to immediately order an independent, impartial and effective investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Hoa Hao Buddhist Nguyễn Hữu Tấn who died …

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At the UN, Vietnam Committee on Human Rights denounces persecution of UBCV Buddhists and calls on UN Experts to visit Vietnam

GENEVA, 16 June 2017 (VCHR) – Speaking on behalf of Agir Ensemble pour les Droits de l’Homme at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva today, Mr. Võ Văn Ái, President of the Paris-based Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR) denounced grave and consistent persecution of “non-recognised religions” in Vietnam, …

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Viet Nam: Immediately release prisoner of conscience Pastor Nguyen Cong Chinh and end harassment of his family

PARIS, 1st June 2017 (VCHR) – The Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR) supports the Joint Open Letter signed by 50 organizations and individuals calling for the immediate and unconditional release of Pastor Nguyễn Công Chính, a prisoner of conscience serving an 11-year prison term since 2011. The letter also …

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Buddhist Youth Leader Lê Công Cầu goes on hunger strike to protest ban on visiting critically-ill UBCV leader Thích Quảng Độ

PARIS, 15h May 2017 (VCHR) – The Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR) strongly protests the inhumane attitude of the Vietnamese government regarding Most Venerable Thích Quảng Độ, 89 year-old Patriarch of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV). According to reports received from the UBCV, Thích Quảng Độ, who …

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