Dissident Monk Is Said to Be Under House Arrest

From Times Wire Reports

Vietnam's Communist authorities have put prominent Buddhist dissident Thich Quang Do under house arrest for two years and arrested three other monks after they vowed a showdown on rights, a Buddhist support group said.

Penelope Faulkner, spokeswoman for the Paris-based International Buddhist Information Bureau, said three other monks from Ho Chi Minh City who had intended to accompany Do on a mission Tuesday to take their detained 83-year-old patriarch Thich Huyen Quang for medical treatment had been arrested.

Do, 73, is the deputy head of the outlawed Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam, which Quang heads.

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