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DPA : Vietnam critical of human rights prize for Buddhist monk

    Ho Chi Minh City/Oslo, Nov 1, 2006 (dpa) – Communist-run Vietnam on Wednesday dismissed an international human rights prize for a leading monk of a banned Buddhist sect as “completely inappropriate,” state media reported. Thich Quang Do, 77, a pro-democracy activist and deputy patriarch of the Unified Buddhist …

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AFP : Vietnamese monk wins Norwegian prize for human rights

  Agence France Presse   OSLO, 21 September 2006 (AFP) – Thich Quang Do, a Vietnamese monk currently under house arrest, has been awarded the annual Norwegian Rafto human rights prize for his work in promoting democracy and freedom of expression. The 77-year-old monk, researcher and author had “devoted his …

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DPA : VN cyber-dissident to continue criticism

    Hanoi, 30 Aug 2006 (dpa) – Newly freed Vietnamese internet dissident Pham Hong Son vowed hours after his release Wednesday that he would continue to call for free elections in communist-ruled Vietnam despite remaining under house arrest. “I will speak and exchange opinions freely and openly,” Son, 37, …

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