There have also been allegations that a few Protestants in those areas were beaten and killed.
The Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam has operated under restrictions for some twenty years. Several of its senior monks are currently in detention, following an attempt last September to organize a new leadership. Patriarch Thich Huyen Quang [Thick Win Qwang] and his deputy, Thich Quang Do [Thick Qwang Doh], both Nobel Prize nominees, are once again being held in solitary confinement.
This is an editorial expressing the view of the United States Government.
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