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Thich Quang Do

Vietnamese Buddhist monk and rights advocate

Thich Quang Do was a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, rights advocate, and outspoken critic of the Vietnamese government. He was arrested, interrogated, and harassed numerous times for his outspoken criticism and advocacy efforts, and has spent nearly three decades in detention. Thich Quang Do was arrested and tortured under the Diem government. Thich Quang Do was sent into internal exile in 1982, in a remote village where he spent 10 years under house arrest. He is the recipient of the Rafto Prize, the Democracy Courage Tribute by the World Movement for Democracy, the Homo Homini Award, and the Hellman-Hammett Award. He has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize nine times. He died in 2020.

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