Vietnam Security Police Arrest Buddhist Monk, Eight Others

August 25, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Times of India

Wire Service: AP

HANOI, VIETNAM: Police have arrested a dissident Buddhist monk and eight other people, accusing them of planning illegal demonstrations against Vietnam's communist government.

Police arrested monk Thich Khong Tanh in Hanoi on Thursday, accusing his outlawed Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam of plotting an illicit protest, the Vietnam News Agency said.

The report described the church's chief, Thich Quang Do, as a ``gang leader,'' and said he had been planning anti-government protests in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.