» 09/07/2017, 13.08
Buddhist monk Thich Nhât Hanh,in exile since 1966, returns to Vietnam
He is the founder of the "Lang Mai" community, which was expelled in 2009 for criticizing Vietnamese politics. It is the third time the religious returns to the country. The official press report his return, but Buddhist leaders ignore the master's intentions.
50 Buddhist monks on a sit-in
Lam Dong: police attack Buddhist temple, expel 400 monks and nuns
Doors and windows are smashed, computers are damaged and members of the community beaten. After surrounding the building security forces go after monks hiding in the vicinity. The authorities had been eyeing the place for months in order to seize it and its immediate area.
Police arrest important dissident monk
Thich Quang Do and another monk are taken away. No one knows why or their whereabouts. Religious activities have come under increasing repression in recent months.
Police stops young Buddhists from going on pilgrimage
More violence against believers despite government's claim about religious freedom
Wife of a jailed Mennonite clergyman is harassed and threatened. Vietnam's Foreign Ministry attacks Pope for his criticism of religious persecution in Asia claiming that in Vietnam religious freedom is guaranteed under the law.
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