Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Thursday, March 01, 2007

Cambodian Buddhists protest arrival of Vietnam’s President

Coinciding with the visit of Viet Nam’s President to Cambodia, 40 Cambodian Buddhist monks staged a protest outside of the Embassy of Viet Nam in Phnom Penh, The New York Times reported today. The protests centered on religious persecution in Viet Nam. There are only a few religious organizations in Viet Nam that have been given the permit to operate.

The protest was entirely peaceful and dispersed on its own. Southern parts of Viet Nam have significant Cambodian populations that are vestiges of the Khmer empire, which stretched into modern-day Viet Nam.
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