2010 Oslo Freedom Forum
April 28, 2010
Buddhist monk and democracy advocate Thich Quang Do speaks from the Thanh Minh Zen Monastery in Ho Chi Minh City, where he has been held under house arrest since 2001. In this interview, Thich Quang Do speaks about his decades-long peaceful struggle for freedom and democracy under the repressive Communist government of Vietnam. He describes how he witnessed his religious mentor executed by the revolutionary People’s Tribunal in 1945, and decided to dedicate his life to human rights and democracy. Thich Quang Do expresses his hope that authoritarian and communist countries around the world will give up their destructive ideals, and allow all individuals to live in peace, harmony, and happiness.