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Wednesday, 24 May 1989
Page: 2539

To the Honourable the President and members of the Senate in Parliament assembled. The petition of the undersigned respectfully showeth that-

We deplore the violations of human rights being perpetrated by the Vietnamese Government, and in particular draw attention to the religious intolerance of this regime.

We call upon the Australian Government to exert its influence to request the Vietnamese Government to cease its detention, harassment and other mistreatment of thousands of Buddhist monks, nuns and clerics of other religions.

We seek the assistance of the Australian Government in obtaining the release from incarceration of religious detainees and prisoners in Vietnam.

And your petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray.

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