GENEVA (Reuters) - Vietnam on Tuesday rejected as "slanderous and distorted" allegations by exiled human rights groups that it stifles peaceful dissent and jails its critics.
Written by Brendan Brady and Cheang Sokha
Friday, 20 March 2009
Rights workers say group was trucked out of Thailand after UN officials previously intervened to secure release of others
Written by Brendan Brady
The Phnom Penh Post
Thursday, 19 March 2009
NINETEEN Khmer Krom refugees were released from detention in Bangkok Monday following an intervention from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
17 March 2009
By Mao Sotheany
Radio Free Asia
Translated from Khmer by Socheata
18 Khmer Krom refugees were released by Thailand after they were detained since Saturday. These Khmer Krom refugees were released from Bangkok jail on Monday, after an intervention from the UNHCR.
KKN is proud to offer for the first time a series of short documentaries on the people behind the Khmer Krom struggle.
The mini films aims to will show real accounts of what the Indigenous Khmer Krom people and Buddhist monks go through under the communist Vietnamese regime.
by Michael Huff
Vol.29 No.6 (June-July 1998)
Once, very far away and very long ago, a powerful king from the West met a wise monk from the East. To test the monk's wisdom, the king posed many difficult questions: Why do good people sometimes suffer while evil people sometimes prosper? How can we know what truth is? How can there be rebirth without an eternal soul ? He asked many such questions. To each, the monk answered with brilliance and serenity. After their talk, the king left his throne and joined the monk in teaching the Middle Way.
For Khmer Krom Human Rights protection
In front of the Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland
The history between Khmer and Vietnam has been going on for one decade to the next until the world has forgotten the indigenous people. There are 370 million who are caught up in an uncaring war; a war of modern colonization that eliminates their heredity and religion. In our case, the Vietnam leaders have escaped world pressure and continue to oppress the Khmer people living in Kampuchea-Krom.
Written by Georgia Wilkins
Published by The Phnom Penh Post
Friday, 13 March 2009
A UN study makes no mention of the group
DESPITE promises earlier in the year that the widespread rights abuse of Khmer Krom minorities in Vietnam would be put on the UN's agenda, a periodic review of the country has excluded any mention of the persecuted ethnic group.
International Women’s Day marks an important event for all women around the world to celebrate.
This upcoming March 8th 2009 marks and celebrates the fruitful struggle of women to get recognition, equality, justice, peace and development.
International Women's Day (8 March) is an occasion marked by women's groups around the world. This date is also commemorated at the United Nations and is designated in many countries as a national holiday. When women on all continents, often divided by national boundaries and by ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic and political differences, come together to celebrate their Day, they can look back to a tradition that represents at least nine decades of struggle for equality, justice, peace and development.