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AFP : Vietnam must free all dissidents, watchdogs say

  Agence France Presse   HANOI, Aug 29, 2006 (AFP) – Human rights and press freedom watchdogs welcomed Tuesday the release of Vietnamese dissident Pham Hong Son, but asked the communist government to free other political and religious activists. Vietnam’s ministry of public security said Monday that Son, a businessman …

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UPI : Vietnam to free democracy activist

HANOI, Vietnam, Aug. 28, 2006 (UPI) — Vietnam has reportedly promised to free its political dissidents before of U.S. President Bush’s proposed visit this year. The gesture is seen as an effort by Vietnam to win more international support, including from the U.S. Congress, for membership in the World Trade …

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dpa : Dissident Vietnamese monk released after arrest

    HANOI, Feb 18, 2006 (dpa)- Dissident Buddhist monk Thich Quang Do has been released from Vietnamese police custody after being detained for violating his house arrest, a Paris-based group linked to the monk said Saturday. Vietnamese police have refused to talk about the case since reports of the …

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ABC Radio : Report Buddhist monk arrested in Vietnam

    An international Buddhist group says police in Vietnam have arrested a monk as he was visiting the head of the banned Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam. Thich Quang Do, 77, is the deputy leader of the Church, which was outlawed in 1981. The International Buddhist Information Bureau (IBIB), …

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AFP : Buddhist monk leader said arrested in Vietnam

  Agence France Presse   HANOI, Feb 17, 2006 (AFP) – A leading Buddhist monk was arrested as he tried to visit the head of the dissident Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam, who is under house arrest, an exile group in France said Friday. Police arrested the church’s deputy leader, …

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dpa : Vietnamese dissident monk detained by police

    HANOI, Feb 17, 2006 (dpa) – A prominent Vietnamese dissident and Buddhist monk has been detained by local police, a witness who observed the incident said on Friday. Thich Quang Do, the deputy leader of the outlawed Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam, was stopped from boarding a train …

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