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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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Reuters : U.S. visits outlawed Vietnamese Buddhist group

HANOI, 10 April 2007 (Reuters) – U.S. officials have visited a dissident Buddhist monk under house arrest as Washington applies pressure on communist-run Vietnam to release political and religious activists. The delegation visited Thich Quang Do of the outlawed Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) on Monday, four days after …

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