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U.S. State Department Names Religious Violators

Posted by United States Commission on International Religious Freedom
March 27, 2009:

WASHINGTON, D.C. - For the first time since 2006, eight countries were designated recently by the U.S. State Department as "Countries of Particular Concern" (CPC) for their severe and egregious religious freedom violations.

Vietnam rejects criticism by rights groups at U.N.

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.

Thailand expels Khmer Krom asylum seekers: rights groups

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

Khmer Krom released

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).

Thailand frees 18 Khmer Krom refugees

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.

We Testify: Khmer Krom Buddhist monks and people share their stories

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.

Librarians in robes: the monks of Wat Muniransyarama

by Michael Huff
American Libraries
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.

Appeal for demonstration on the 08/May/2009

For Khmer Krom Human Rights protection

In front of the Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland

Read in Khmer or French

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.

Vietnam rights review neglects Khmer 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.

Reflecting on Khmer Krom women

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.

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