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Vietnamese Buddhists condemn travel ban on Youth leaders and pledge support for the outlawed Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam

Representatives of the Vietnamese Buddhist Youth Movement (Gia Dinh Phat Tu Viet Nam) from the USA, Canada, Europe and Australia gathering in Bodhgaya, India, for the Festival of the World Movement of Vietnamese Buddhist Youth from 7-9 November 2004, issued two Resolutions protesting the Vietnamese government’s ban on 21 Buddhist …

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Prominent dissident Thich Quang Do calls on Vietnam to immediately lift the arbitrary detention order on himself and UBCV Patriarch Thich Huyen Quang

The International Buddhist Information Bureau (IBIB) has obtained a copy of a letter sent by Vietnam’s most prominent religious dissident, Venerable Thich Quang Do, 76, to the Vietnamese Communist leadership summoning them to lift the arbitrary “administrative detention” order imposed on himself and the Patriarch of the Unified Buddhist Church …

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In preparation for the VCP Central Committee’s 10th Plenum in July : High-ranking Communist Party veteran denounces excessive powers of Hanoi’s military intelligence and reveals schisms within the Party leadership

The Vietnam Committee on Human Rights has obtained a copy of a letter sent by a high-ranking military veteran to the Vietnamese Communist Party (VCP) leadership which sheds new light on the inner workings of the VCP’s military intelligence services, and exposes deep schisms within the leadership of the VCP. …

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Buddhist dissident Thich Tri Luc reports from Sweden :
Security Police forced him to conceal the truth at his trial in exchange for freedom

The International Buddhist Information Bureau (IBIB) has received a statement from Buddhist dissident Thich Tri Luc (secular name Pham Van Tuong) with the request that it be made public to the international media. Sent from Sweden, where he has been granted political asylum, the statement describes Thich Tri Luc’s views …

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