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Inspired to 'build trust and work together,' Tibetans and Vietnamese hold human rights conference in Little Saigon

Inspired to 'build trust and work together,' Tibetans and Vietnamese hold human rights conference in Little Saigon

The Tibetan leader, draped in a silky, traditional loose coat, joined a group of monks in prayers with a single purpose: charting a path toward peace.

Near Lobsang Sangay, the Harvard-educated ruler of the Tibetan government in exile, stood Hoi Trinh, a Vietnamese and Australian lawyer lauded as an expert in international refugee law and policies.

In an unprecedented gathering in Westminster to highlight human rights abuses, both Trinh and Sangay described themselves as men who come from nations "on the same journey," whose people struggle under communist brutality but refuse to give up fighting for freedom.

Basic human rights and freedom continue to be...

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