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AP : Dissident Vietnamese monk dies in Vietnam

    HANOI, Vietnam, July 5, 2008 (AP) – Thich Huyen Quang, the patriarch of an outlawed Buddhist church in Vietnam who spent more than two decades in and out of house arrest, died Saturday after months of ailing health. He was 87. The leader of the Unified Buddhist Church …

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AFP : Vietnam Monk Calls For Pressure On China

  Agence France Presse   HANOI, 17 March 2008 (AFP) – A leading Vietnamese dissident Buddhist monk on Monday called on the international community to put pressure on China to end “repression” in Tibet, following a week of deadly unrest. “The Buddhists of Tibet are struggling to prevent the suppression …

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Al Jazeera : Vietnam’s dissident monk

Though he is 80 years old, Buddhist Monk Thich Quang Do is still one of Vietnam’s most prominent dissidents. He is deputy leader of the outlawed Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam and has spent more than 25 years in detention for advocating greater religious freedoms and rights. In video tapes …

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AFP : Buddhists worldwide back Myanmar’s monks

  Agence France Presse   BANGKOK, 4 Oct 2007 (AFP) -The Buddhist monks who led Myanmar’s protests have drawn support from fellow believers worldwide, including Tibetan and Vietnamese spiritual leaders who are no strangers to state persecution. This week, as hundreds of disrobed monks could be heard chanting from inside …

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