• Short Summary

    SOME TWO HUNDRED AND SIXTY-EIGHT SOUTH VIETNAMESE BUDDHISTS, MAINLY MONKS AND NUNS DETAINED AT EH BINH CHANH CEMETERY, JUST OUTSIDE SAIGON, THE CAPITAL, LAST WEDNESDAY FOLLOWING ANTI-GOVERNMENT DEMONSTRATIONS, WERE RELEASED LAST SATURDAY (20, JULY).

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    SOME TWO HUNDRED AND SIXTY-EIGHT SOUTH VIETNAMESE BUDDHISTS, MAINLY MONKS AND NUNS DETAINED AT EH BINH CHANH CEMETERY, JUST OUTSIDE SAIGON, THE CAPITAL, LAST WEDNESDAY FOLLOWING ANTI-GOVERNMENT DEMONSTRATIONS, WERE RELEASED LAST SATURDAY (20, JULY).

    THEIR RELEASE COINCIDED WITH A LETTER FROM THE GOVERNMENT TO BUDDHIST LEADERS PROPOSING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A COMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE BUDDHIST CHARGES OF RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION.

    THE BUDDHISTS SAID, HOWEVER, THAT THEY COULD NOT DISCUSS ANYTHING WITH THE GOVERNMENT UNTIL THEIR EARLIER DEMANDS HAD BEEN MET, INCLUDING GOVERNMENT ADMISSION OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE DEATH OF BUDDHISTS KILLED DURING A DEMONSTRATION IN THE CITY OF HUE ON MAY 8 THIS YEAR.

    THE BUDDHISTS RELEASED FROM DETENTION REFUSED TO TRAVEL BACK INTO THE CITY IN TRANSPORT PROVIDED BY GOVERNMENT AUTHORITIES.FINALLY, HOWEVER, THEY AGREED TO BOARD THE BUSES WHICH TOOK THEM TO THE XA LOI PAGODA WHERE SOME BUDDHIST LEADERS ARE STAYING.

    VENERABLE THICH CHANH LAC, A BUDDHIST SPOKESMAN, TOLD PRESSMEN OUTSIDE THE CEMETERY, AFTER BEING RELEASED, THAT DURING THEIR DETENTION THEY COULD NOT COMMUNICATION WITH THE SUPERIORS AT THE XA LOI PAGODA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA22MI2WXN9BA63Q11MNLIDYSTX
    Media URN:
    VLVA22MI2WXN9BA63Q11MNLIDYSTX
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/07/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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