Posted by: becketfund | September 29, 2009

Vietnam: Buddhist Adherents Flee Monastery After Attack

HANOI – Buddhist followers of Thich Nhat Hanh have fled Bat Nha monastery after dozens of unidentified armed individuals threatened them on September 27, the AFP reported on September 29.  The evacuation follows months of tension between the Bat Nha monastery and State authorities, during which officials had given the monks and nuns until September 2 to leave their residence, an order they had refused to comply with.


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