Thích Quảng Độ

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Thích Quảng Độ ([tʰɨt̚˦˥ waːŋ˨˩˦ ʔɗow˨˩˨]; 27 November 1928 – 22 February 2020) was a Vietnamese Buddhist monk and scholar. He was the patriarch of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) from 2008 until his death.[1] He was detained repeatedly by the communist authorities in the last 45 years of his life.

In 2002, he was awarded the Homo Homini Award for human rights activism.[2] He was also awarded the Thorolf Rafto Memorial Prize and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

He died on 22 February 2020 in Ho Chi Minh City of diabetes-related problems at the age of 91.[3]

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  1. Self-Immolation 'Only Possible Recourse', RFA, 17 February 2012
  2. "Previous Recipients of the Homo Homini Award". People In Need. Archived from the original on 1 May 2011. Retrieved 17 April 2011.
  3. "Hòa thượng Thích Quảng Độ 'hiến dâng cả đời đấu tranh cho tự do tôn giáo". BBC. 23 February 2020. Retrieved 23 February 2020.

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