Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Friday, December 01, 2006

Vietnamese arrest couple for watching DVD

According to the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization and the Khmer Krom Network, Vietnamese police officers arrested a Khmer-Krom couple for allegedly watching a video. The video supposedly highlights the actions of the Khmers Kampuchea-Krom Federation (KKF) at the United Nations Forums for the Indigenous Issues in May of 2005. The Vietnamese are also planning on searching other Khmer communes in Tinh Bien. They have threatened to use violence in order to achieve cooperation. These actions by the Vietnamese violate Articles 17-19 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Viewing the United Nations Forum has been outlawed by the Vietnamese government. The KKF is attempting to secure the release of Mr. Chau Kim Sot and his wife, and has asked the government to cease arresting Khmer in this recent crackdown.

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