Following months of brutal persecution, the Vietnamese monks and nuns have been forced to go underground .

On September 27, 2009 Bat Nha Monastery in Vietnam was completely destroyed

A 150-strong mob descended on Prajna Monastery, Lam Dong Province, Vietnam. The crowd violently evicted over 130 monks, followers of Venerable Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Plain-clothes police were known to be amongst the mob; uniformed police blocked all roads of access. Government officials refused to intervene, claiming that nothing was happening at the monastery site.

Excessive violence was used against unarmed, non-resisting, peaceable monks and nuns, in flagrant breach of all internationally-recognized principles of human rights

Please help by urgently contacting government leaders. Addresses are below. If you live in their
state or district, please call with your concern and request. If you
choose instead to write a letter, email will be the quickest option.
Any letters addressed to Senators and Representatives' Washington D.C.
offices are inspected for security reasons and take an extra three
weeks or so to reach their offices.

1. Please see http://helpbatnha.org/ for press releases and further information, sample letters and addresses of people to contact to help