Police brutality against people of faith – a slideshow

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Report on the demolition of the Phap Bien Pagoda, Ba Ria, Vung Tau

REPORT Government of Phước Thuận Village, Xuyên Mộc District, Bà Rịa – Vũng Tàu, Vietnam Demolished Pháp Biên Pagoda and Attacked Buddhists.  Vietnam, June 1, 2012 To: The Government and Congress of the United   States The Government and Parliament of the European Union The Government and Parliament of Canada The Government and Parliament of…

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Vietnam facing “time bomb” of dissent

“The US government and rights groups are expressing concern over Vietnam’s crackdown on freedom of expression, as the regime faces growing dissent and labor militancy,” the Democracy Digest of April 18, 2012, reports. Among the more notorious human rights violations in recent days figure the following: A Catholic priest, Nguyen Van Binh of Yen Kien…

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Catholic Priest Nguyễn Văn Lý, a Prisoner of Conscience

Sentenced to a total of 53 years for demanding social justice and religious freedom  Rev. Nguyễn Văn Lý was prohibited from speaking at his own trial held on March 30th, 2007. Reverend Thadeus Nguyễn Văn Lý was born in 1947 and ordained in 1974 by the martyred bishop Philip Nguyễn Kim Điền. The government of…

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STATUS OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IN VIETNAM: The Catholic Church

Reverend Peter Nguyễn Văn Khải, Redemptorist Order Rome, Italy October 16, 2011  The Vietnamese government claims that our people enjoys religious freedom.  When discussing religious freedom, officials frequently display pictures of recently built churches and scenes showing large numbers of believers attending Masses to convince others that there is religious freedom in Vietnam. Nothing is…

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Statement on the Vietnamese government’s violation of farmers’ property rights by the Nguyễn Kim Điền Group of Catholic Priests

Statement on the Vietnamese government’s violation of farmers’ property rights By the Nguyễn Kim Điền Group of Catholic Priests 15-05-2012 To: All our Countrymen (in Vietnam and overseas), including Vietnamese Farmers and Catholics of Vietnamese Descent To: the Governments of All Democratic Nations and All the Human Rights Organizations To: All People of Good Will Throughout the World. As temperatures rose…

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Vietnam’s Imprisoned Constituational Scholar In Short List for Human Rights Award

JURY OF IRISH PARLIAMENTARIANS SHORTLISTS VIETNAMESE HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER DR CU HUY HA VU FOR 2012 FRONT LINE DEFENDERS AWARD FOR HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS AT RISK Every year the Front Line Defenders Award for Human Rights Defenders at Risk is awarded to one individual, or group of individuals, who has made an outstanding contribution to…

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