» 10/03/2007, 00.00
Hanoi officially recognises Baptists and Mennonites
Representative from the North American Eastern Mennonite Missions attends ceremony held in Ho Chi Minh City. Committee for Religious Affairs deputy chief praises government new religious policy.
Government persecution of Mennonites and Buddhists
Hanoi: Buddhist leader detained, placed under house arrest
The authorities detain Le Cong Cau, head of the Buddhist Youth Movement (BYM) of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV), which is banned by the government. He was taken into custody at the airport, waiting to board a flight for Saigon. His papers and a computer were also seized. Activists accuse the authorities of gross violations of religious freedom.
Police attack pagoda of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam
The authorities want to take away the building in view of the international celebration of Vesak, the main Buddhist feast, which this year will be hosted in the country.
Vietnam's Unified Buddhist Church complains of increased repression
Police harass monks who are accused by the government press and the official church of backing "hostile foreign forces".
Western diplomats meet Buddhist dissident
The British ambassador and an EU representative have managed to meet Thich Quang Do, the number two of Vietnam's Unified Buddhist Church.
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