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UNO : Written statement on Vietnam submitted by the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) (61st session, UN Commission on Human Rights)

Vietnam : Arbitrary Practices and Repression under cover of the Law The International Federation of Human Rights Leagues (FIDH) and its affiliate, the Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (Vietnam Committee) are concerned by the numerous obstacles, both institutional and legal, to the adequate protection of fundamental rights in the Socialist Republic …

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Vietnam Committee : Interview with the Hon. Emma Bonino MEP on the Open Letter signed by 109 MEPs to the European Union at the Fifth ASEM Summit, 8-9 October 2004, Hanoi, with Penelope Faulkner, Quê Me: Action for Democracy in Vietnam (Broadcast to Vietnam on Radio Free Asia, 8.10.2004)

Penelope Faulkner : Emma Bonino, you are a former European Commissioner and one of the Members of the European Parliament who has spearheaded this Open Letter to the European Union at the Firth ASEM Summit held in Hanoi on 8-9 October 2004. Can you tell our listeners why you endorsed this …

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Vietnam Committee : ASEM 5 People’s Forum : Interview of Deborah Stothard, Coordinator of Southeast Asia-based Altsean Burma – the Alternative Asean Network on Burma

A rare insight into the People’s Forum was given by one of it’s key speakers, Ms Deborah Stothard, Coordinator of Southeast Asia-based Altsean Burma – the Alternative Asean Network on Burma, who addressed the Plenary session on “Democratisation and People’s Rights”. In an interview with Penelope Faulkner, Vice-President of the …

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IBIB : 107 Buddhist monks in Hue condemn rejection of US Congress Resolution by Thich Tri Tinh, Head of the Executive Council of the State-sponsored Vietnam Buddhist Church

The International Buddhist Information Bureau (IBIB) has received a letter co-signed by 107 young Buddhist monks in Hue. Dated 30th November 2003, it strongly condemns a recent letter from Thich Tri Tinh, President of the Executive Council of the State-sponsored Vietnam Buddhist Church (VBC) to the Speaker of the U.S. …

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BBC Online : Vietnam dissidents win freedom

Three relatives of a jailed Vietnamese dissident who were accused of passing information abroad about his arrest have had their prison sentences cut short. Brothers Nguyen Vu Viet and Nguyen Truc Cuong, who were imprisoned for five and four years respectively in September, had their terms cut by the Ho …

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