- 2008 -

2008-01-27 | IBIB
Supreme Patriarch Thich Huyen Quang of the UBCV sends Lunar New Year’s Greetings to Vietnamese Overseas and thanks Amnesty International for campaigning for his release in response to question by Y Lan Penelope Faulkner, Radio Free Asia

2008-02-01 | IBIB
Venerable Thich Quang Do is nominated for 2008 Nobel Peace prize by 137 MPs from Europe, the USA and Asia

2008-02-05 | IBIB
From house arrest, UBCV Supreme Patriarch Thich Huyen Quang issues New Year Message to Amnesty International and Vietnamese at home and abroad

2008-02-06 | QUE ME
Interview with Stan Jolly, Co-ordinator of Amnesty International Group 65, Toronto, Canada on the Campaign for the release of Supreme Patriarch Thich Huyen Quang (Broadcast on Radio Free Asia, 31 January 2008)

2008-02-11 | IBIB
On his deathbed, prominent dissident Hoang Minh Chinh asked to be converted to Buddhism by Thich Quang Do

2008-02-13 | Vietnam Committee
Hanoi seeks to impose a political funeral for Hoang Minh Chinh and prevent UBCV monks and pro-democracy activists from attending the event

2008-03-12 | Vietnam Committee
Vietnam Committee welcomes US State Department’s “closer to reality” appraisal of Human Rights Practices in Vietnam

2008-03-13 | Vietnam Committee
State Department official disregards grave religious freedom violations in testimony to key Senate Hearing on Vietnam

2008-03-15 | Vietnam Committee
Vietnam Committee condemns crackdown on Tibetan Buddhist monks

2008-03-16 | IBIB
Buddhist leader Thich Quang Do sends Message of Solidarity to His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the people of Tibet

2008-03-28 | Vietnam Committee
UNDP awards Hanoi a million-dollar grant to continue human rights abuses in Vietnam

2008-04-03 | IBIB
As Hanoi prepares to host UN International Vesak Day in May 2008, Vietnam expels monks of Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam from pagodas in Lam Dong and Quang Tri and intimidates Buddhists

2008-04-10 | Vietnam Committee
World Movement for Democracy holds Fifth Assembly in Ukraine

2008-04-18 | IBIB
Secret Communist Party Document orders repression against the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam

2008-04-29 | IBIB
Buddhist dissident leader Thich Quang Do seeks to joins protests at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Torch relay in Saigon

2008-05-03 | IBIB
Security Police in Lam Dong force entry into UBCV Giac Hai Pagoda to prepare State-sponsored UN Vesak Day celebrations

2008-05-05 | IBIB
UBCV Spokesman Vo Van Ai welcomes USCIRF report and recommendation to re-designate Vietnam as a “Country of Particular Concern”

2008-05-07 | IBIB
Following the human tragedy in Burma caused by Cyclone Nargis: Buddhist dissident Thich Quang Do sends solidarity message to Aung San Suu Kyi

2008-05-08 | IBIB
Security Police harass UBCV Patriarch Thich Huyen Quang - Giac Hai Pagoda is seized by the State – Thich Tri Khai is missing

2008-05-09 | Vietnam Committee
International personalities call on Hanoi to cease religious repression and release Thich Huyen Quang, Thich Quang Do on UN Day of the Vesak in Hanoi

2008-05-09 | IBIB
Vietnamese Buddhists worldwide call on UN Secretary General to press for release of Thich Huyen Quang and Thich Quang Do on UN Vesak Day

2008-05-13 | IBIB
As Vietnam hosts the UN Day of the Vesak in Hanoi, UBCV monk Thich Tri Khai is arrested – In Vesak Messages, Patriarch Thich Huyen Quang and Thich Quang Do urge Buddhists to stand up for human rights

2008-05-28 | IBIB
Security Police intensify harassment of UBCV monks in Lam Dong - UBCV monk Thich Tri Khai is still missing

2008-05-31 | IBIB
UBCV Patriarch Thich Huyen Quang is in hospital in Binh Dinh

2008-06-24 | Vietnam Committee
As the U.S. President meets Vietnamese Prime Minister in Washington DC: President Bush should urge Vietnamese PM to legalise banned Buddhist Church and allow gravely ill UBCV Patriarch to receive medical treatment in Saigon

2008-07-03 | IBIB
“Whilst Thich Quang Do prays for Patriarch Thich Huyen Quang’s life, Hanoi is already planning for his death” - Vo Van Ai protests Hanoi’s political interference into UBCV affairs

2008-07-05 | IBIB
UBCV Patriarch passes away at the Nguyen Thieu Monastery in Binh Dinh

2008-07-05 | IBIB
Update on the situation of UBCV Patriarch Thich Huyen Quang: UBCV Patriarch returns to Nguyen Thieu Monastery in Binh Dinh

2008-07-05 | IBIB
Obituary on UBCV Supreme Patriarch Thich Huyen Quang

2008-07-07 | IBIB
Tensions rise in Binh Dinh as UBCV leaders prepare funeral for Supreme Patriarch Thich Huyen Quang

2008-07-10 | IBIB
Hanoi’s interference in UBCV Patriarch’s funeral draws strong protests from the international community

2008-07-11 | IBIB
6,000 UBCV monks, nuns and followers attend funeral service for Patriarch Thich Huyen Quang led by Deputy leader Thich Quang Do

2008-07-16 | Wall Street Journal Asia
The Life and Times of Thich Huyen Quang

2008-08-17 | IBIB
Thich Quang Do is appointed new leader of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam

2008-09-01 | IBIB
UBCV Spokesman Vo Van Ai welcomes new report by US Commission on International Religious Freedom on abuses of religious freedom in Vietnam

2008-09-02 | Vietnam Committee
Vo Van Ai notes the failure of Vietnam’s “renovation” policy and urges Hanoi to recognize the role of civil society and human rights in national development at a Hearing in the European Parliament on Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia

2008-09-03 | IBIB
U.S. officials visit UBCV Patriarch Thich Quang Do in Saigon

2008-09-12 | IBIB
Buddhist Review Tricycle examines the situation of Buddhism in Vietnam

2008-09-15 | IBIB
50 years after PM Pham Van Dong recognizes Chinese claims to Spratly and Paracel Islands:
Buddhist leader Thich Quang Do calls on Hanoi to reject “anti-Vietnamese” pact and defend territorial integrity

2008-09-26 | Vietnam Committee
At the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Global Civil Society Democracy Movement condemns repression of peaceful demonstrations in Vietnam

2008-10-04 | IBIB
UBCV leader Thich Quang Do supports Buddhist movement against discrimination in South Korea

2008-10-09 | Vietnam Committee
World Day Against the Death Penalty, 10 October 2008:
The Death Penalty in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam

2008-10-22 | Vietnam Committee
European Parliament calls for concrete mechanisms on human rights and democracy in new EU-Vietnam Agreement

2008-11-01 | Vietnam Committee
Wives of detained dissidents launch appeal for their husbands’ release

2008-11-18 | IBIB
Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam holds leadership meeting in Saigon

2008-12-04 | IBIB
Security Police assault UBCV monk Thich Nhat Ban and vandalize his pagoda

2008-12-16 | IBIB
US Deputy Ambassador visits Buddhist monk Thich Thien Hanh in Hue

2008-12-23 | Vietnam Committee
As they prepare to board a plane to Saigon: Hanoi prohibits visit by Euro MP Marco Pannella and Italian Senator Marco Perduca to Vietnam


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