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Buddhist Patriarch Thich Huyen Quang calls on all Vietnamese Buddhists to unite in the non-violent struggle for the survival of Buddhism

70 delegations of senior monks, nuns and lay-Buddhists representing sections of the Vietnamese American Unified Buddhist Congress in the USA (VAUBC-USA), leaders of the Buddhist Youth Movement and representatives of 36 organizations of the Vietnamese community and media from all over the United States, Canada and Europe gathered in San …

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Senior UBCV monks send Petition to the Vietnamese government calling for the release of Thich Huyen Quang, Thich Quang Do and detained UBCV leaders

The International Buddhist International Information Bureau (IBIB) has received a copy of a forceful Petition sent to Vietnamese President Tran Duc Luong and Prime Minister Phan Van Khai by two senior dignitaries of the outlawed Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) calling for the release of UBCV monks arrested in …

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VCP Secretary-general Nong Duc Manh visits European Commission in Brussels :
Vietnam Committee and prominent Euro MPs urge Romano Prodi to demand the release of Thich Huyen Quang, Thich Quang Do and Pham Quê Duong

Whilst the Vietnamese Communist Party Secretary-general Nong Duc Manh made an extremely “discrete” visit to Brussels today, Mr. Vo Van Ai, President of the Paris-based Vietnam Committee on Human Rights sent a letter to EC President Romano Prodi calling on him to raise Vietnam’s serious human rights violations during their …

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U.S. State Department Report fails to reflect on-going religious repression against the outlawed Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam

Mr Vo Van Ai, International Spokesman of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) and President of the International Buddhist International Information Bureau (IBIB) welcomed the 2003 annual report on human rights published by the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labour on Thursday. But, he said, …

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In a Message to Vietnamese Buddhists for the Lunar New Year (Têt) :
UBCV Patriarch Thich Huyen Quang calls on Buddhists to brave persecution and pursue the non-violent movement for religious freedom and human rights

The Most Venerable Thich Huyen Quang, Patriarch of the outlawed Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) has sent a Message to Vietnamese Buddhists on the occasion of the Lunar New Year of the Monkey today, 22nd January 2004. The Message was sent clandestinely from the Nguyen Thieu Monastery in Binh …

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