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Sep 15, 2017

HRC36 Side-Event: Freedom of Religion or Belief in 2017: A Dream for Unrepresented Nations and Peoples?

UNPO Programme Director Mr Tommaso Nodari delivered opening remarks briefly introducing the cases of the Nations and Peoples represented during the event. While freedom of religion or belief is one of the core principles in international human rights, around the world, repressive governments fail to protect vulnerable communities and thus, many religious groups are disproportionately affected. Ms...

Sep 15, 2017

HRC36 Side-Event: Freedom of Religion or Belief...

On 14 September 2017, the Nonviolent Radical Party, Transnational and Transparty and the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) organised a side-event to the 36th session of the Human Rights...

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Sep 15, 2017

Khmer Krom & Hmong: Vietnam’s Largest Graft...

Below is an article published by Modern Diplomacy:  In what is slated to become Vietnam’s largest graft case in history, nearly 50 elite bankers are on trial in Hanoi for alleged graft and...

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Sep 14, 2017

HRC Side-Event: Freedom of Religion or Belief...

  Thursday, 14 September 2017, 11:00 to 12:30 Palais des Nations, Room XV, Geneva, Switzerland Side-event to the 36th Session of the UNHRC   In May 2017, the United States Commission on...

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Sep 14, 2017

HRC36 Side-Event: Freedom of Religion or Belief...

UNPO Programme Director Mr Tommaso Nodari delivered opening remarks briefly introducing the cases of the Nations and Peoples represented during the event. While freedom of religion or belief is one of...

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Aug 31, 2017

Khmer Krom: Long Awaited ID Cards To Be Discu...

The article below was published by Khmertimeskh.com Three local NGOs are to request a meeting with the Interior Minister to discuss the granting of ID cards to Kampuchea Krom people living in Cambodia.   Son...

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Aug 31, 2017

Khmer Krom: Long Awaited ID Cards To Be Discu...

The article below was published by Khmertimeskh.com Three local NGOs are to request a meeting with the Interior Minister to discuss the granting of ID cards to Kampuchea Krom people living in Cambodia.   Son...

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Aug 04, 2017

Khmer Krom: Activist Monk Dav Tep Resumes His...

Below is an article published by the Khmer Times:  Former Khmer Kampuchea Krom Buddhist monk Dav Tep, who was sentenced to two years in prison for drug abuse and making a death threat, was released...

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Jul 17, 2017

Khmer Krom: Buddhist Re-Ordination Ceremony Blocked...

  The statement below was released by the Khmers Kampuchea-Krom Federation:   The Khmers Kampuchea-Krom Federation (KKF) condemns the inhuman acts of the Vietnamese local authority of the...

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Jun 28, 2017

UNPO’s XIII General Assembly Adopts Resolution...

On the occasion of the 13th General Assembly of the UNPO and on behalf of the Khmers Kampuchea-Krom Federation (KKF), we would like to bring to your attention regarding the latest Human Rights abuses that...

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Jun 22, 2017

Khmer Krom: Protest Banned by Phnom Penh Auth...

  The article below was published by Khmer Times:   The Kampuchea Krom community has been told they cannot hold a rally in Phnom Penh to mark the day their territory was lost to Vietnam and...

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Jun 08, 2017

68th Ceremony for the Anniversary of the Colonisation...

On 4 June 2017, the Khmer Kampuchea-Krom Federation (KKF) hosted a commemorative ceremony on the occasion of the anniversary of the colonisation of Kampuchea Krom by Viet Nam, which took place 68 years...

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Jun 08, 2017

68th Ceremony for the Anniversary of the Colonisation...

On 4 June 2017, the Khmer Kampuchea-Krom Federation (KKF) hosted a commemorative ceremony on the occasion of the anniversary of the colonisation of Kampuchea Krom by Viet Nam, which took place 68 years...

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Apr 04, 2017

Khmer Krom: Community Granted Holiday for New...

  Below is an article published by the Khmer Times:   The secretariat representing 11 branches of the Khmer Kampuchea Krom Association in Cambodia has welcomed a decision by Vietnamese provincial...

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Feb 13, 2017

Khmer Krom: USCIRF Report Documents that Religious...

  The press release below was issued by the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom: The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today (8 February 2017) released...

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Feb 06, 2017

Khmer Krom: Refugee Family Left Stranded in Bangkok...

Below is an article published by Voice of America: On Monday [30 January 2017], H. and his family learned their move from Bangkok to the United States as refugees from political persecution in Vietnam...

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Jan 27, 2017

Khmer Krom: Disenfranchisement of Refugees in...

  The following article was published by The Phnom Penh Post:   While Cambodia in theory offers full citizenship to members of its Khmer Krom minority, in practice, many members of the community...

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Jan 19, 2017

HRW World Report 2017 Reminds Global Community...

According to the World Report’s emphasis, the most egregious human rights violations against indigenous populations in 2016 can be seen in the crackdowns on Oromo in Ethiopia, the lingering human...

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Jan 17, 2017

Khmer Krom: Confiscation of Indigenous Sacred...

  The following article was published by Write4rights: In a troubling trend of renewed rights violation and state control over religious and culture institution, on December 30th, 2016 the local...

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Jan 13, 2017

Khmer Krom: New US Foreign Policy Hoped to Alleviate...

Below is an article published by Radio Free Asia: Vietnamese activists are expressing some hope that a new law allowing the U.S. to sanction foreign governments for human rights violations and corruption...

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Dec 06, 2016

Khmer Krom: Recently Passed ‘Religion Law’...

  Below is an article published by the South China Morning Post: A controversial law on religion passed in Vietnam has triggered renewed fears of state repression in the name of national unity. Vietnam...

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Nov 17, 2016

Khmer Krom: US Urge Vietnam to Respect Religious...

Below is a press release posted by USCIRF: On the 10th anniversary of the [US] State Department’s removal of Vietnam’s designation as a “country of particular concern” (or CPC),...

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Oct 27, 2016

Khmer Krom: Victim of Forced Marriage Speaks Out...

Below is an article published by The Phnom Penh Post: Less than a week after being shown blood-stained swords that hinted at the fresh execution of her husband, Nget Chat was forced to marry another...

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Aug 25, 2016

KKF Celebrates 15th Anniversary of UNPO Membe...

On the occasion of the organisation’s 15-year anniversary of UNPO membership, representatives of the Khmer Kampuchea-Krom Federation (KKF) gathered in Annecy on 20 August 2016. KKF members from across...

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Jul 13, 2016

Khmer Krom: Cambodian Authorities Prevent Community...

  Below is an article published by the Khmer Times The letter states Khmer Krom citizens are denied the cards, barring them from legal, civic and travel services, by local authorities even when...

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Jun 15, 2016

UNPO Conference at the European Parliament Explores...

  © Virginie Nguyen Opening the conference, Urmas Paet MEP (ALDE) stressed the need to put the issue of minority and indigenous rights on top of the political agenda – not just in South...

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Jun 14, 2016

European Parliament Conference to Discuss Minority...

14 June 2016 | 9:30 – 16:00 | Room PHS7C050 | European Parliament | Brussels, Belgium   Despite South East Asia being a conglomerate of myriads of distinct ethnic, cultural, religious and...

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Apr 05, 2016

Khmer Krom: Monks sentenced to Prison Time

  Below is an article published by the Phnom Penh Post:   Two Khmer Krom monks, arrested and defrocked last August after being charged with drug possession, attempted murder and forgery, were...

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Mar 24, 2016

Khmer Krom: Monks Face Alleged Drug Possession...

  Below is an article published by The Phom Penh Post:   The merits of drug, attempted murder and forgery charges brought against two Khmer Krom monks arrested last August were weighed in...

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Dec 10, 2015

Khmer Krom: Former Khmer Rouge Official Charged...

  Below is an article published by The Cambodia Daily: Former Khmer Rouge official Yim Tith, more commonly known as Ta Tith, has been charged with crimes including genocide in Case 004 at the Extraordinary...

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Oct 30, 2015

Khmer Krom: Religious Communities Fear Restrictive...

Below is an article published by UCA News: With Vietnam's parliament set to debate a controversial new law on religion in the coming weeks, spiritual leaders in Ho Chi Minh City are anxious the law will...

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Sep 29, 2015

Khmer Krom: New UN Envoy Concludes First Mission...

  The below article was published by Radio Free Asia:   The new United Nations envoy to Cambodia concluded her first official visit to the country Thursday by calling on Prime Minister Hun...

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Aug 17, 2015

Khmer Krom: Mass Protests Threatened After Activist...

  PHNOM PENH – The Khmer Kampuchea Krom Buddhist Monk Association has slammed the August 1 arrest and defrocking of two monks, accusing police officials of detaining the pair on baseless and...

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Jul 17, 2015

Khmer Krom

  STATISTICS  Status:  Unrecognised Indigenous Group Population: 8,240,000 Capital City: Prey Nokor, later named Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City Area: 89,000km² (in Vietnam) Language: Khmer ...

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Jun 23, 2015

KKF Remembers the Colonisation of Kampuchea Krom...

Kampuchea Krom is the southern part of Viet Nam, and corresponds to what was called Cochinchina under the French ruling. This region was colonised by France in the 1860s. The colony ceased to exist on...

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May 28, 2015

Khmer Krom: Benefits from the ASEAN Integration...

  Below is an article published by Voice of America The Khmer Kampuchea Krom ethnic minority, which lives in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam, is unlikely to benefit from the wider integration...

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Mar 20, 2015

Khmer Krom: Witness of Red Khmers Genocide Testifies...

Below is an article published by The Cambodia Daily:   The deputy chief of Tram Kak district hospital during the Pol Pot era told the Khmer Rouge tribunal on Tuesday of having to bury the bodies...

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Jan 12, 2015

Khmer Krom: Defrocked Monks Denied Bail after...

  Below is an article published by Cambodia Daily: Three defrocked ethnic Khmer Krom monks, who were imprisoned during a wave of arrests of activists and opposition figures late last year, were...

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Nov 21, 2014

Khmer Krom: UN Human Rights Envoy to Cambodia...

  Below is an article published by The Cambodia Daily: The UN’s human rights envoy to Cambodia on Tuesday, 18 November 2014, joined a group of local NGOs in criticizing a spate of recent...

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Oct 31, 2014

Khmer Krom: Protesters Criticize Cambodia for...

  Below is an article published by TheDiplomat: Marching in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh to mark the 23rd anniversary of the Paris Peace Agreement – the country’s national day...

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Oct 09, 2014

Khmer Krom: After 5 Days of Peaceful Protests,...

Below are articles published by ShangaiDaily.com and Voice of America – Cambodia: More than 100 ethnic minority Khmer Krom monks and activists in Cambodia concluded their 5-day peaceful protest...

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Oct 03, 2014

Khmer Krom: Protest to Address Growing Tensions...

  Below is an article and video published by the BBC:   Growing anti-Vietnamese sentiment is behind a five-day protest that is due to start in the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh this weekend. Tensions...

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Jul 22, 2014

Khmer Krom: Apology and Historical Recognition...

Below is an article published by Global Post:   Approximately 800 ethnic minority Khmer Krom monks and activists on Monday [21 July 2014] marched through streets here to demand a Vietnamese diplomat's...

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Jul 18, 2014

Khmer Krom: Outrage After Vietnam Embassy Rem...

The following article is taken from Digital Journal The following is a joint statement by Cambodia National Rescue Foundation (CNRF), Kampuchea-Krom Federation (KKF), Cambodian-American for Human Rights...

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Jun 25, 2014

Khmer Krom: Families Face Eviction In Land Di...

Below is an article by the Phnom Penh Post Arrest, detention and even an upcoming trial can’t sway 68 Khmer Krom families faced with eviction to give up a bitter land dispute over a bird sanctuary...

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Jun 04, 2014

Khmer Krom: Cambodian Authorities Forbid Public...

Below is an article published by the Phnom Penh Post Plans to commemorate 65 years since France formerly recognised Kampuchea Krom provinces as part of Vietnam were scaled back by the City Hall on Monday...

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Apr 14, 2014

Khmer Krom: Activists Tried On Politically Motivated...

Below is an article published by the Phnom Penh Post: On the eve of a court ruling, rights groups yesterday [10 April 2014] called on the court to drop “politically motivated” charges against...

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Apr 08, 2014

Khmer Krom: Protesting Against Eviction

Below is an article from The Phnom Penh Post:  Sixty-eight Khmer Krom families in Takeo province allege they are being forcibly evicted, charged by fishery authorities with illegally occupying a...

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Apr 08, 2014

Tibet: Three Tibetans Arrested In Sog

Below is an article from Radio Free Asia:  Chinese authorities have detained three Tibetans accused of activities challenging Beijing’s rule in a restive county in the Tibet Autonomous Region,...

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Apr 01, 2014

Khmer Krom: Accused Denounce Fabricated Confe...

Below is an article published by the Phnom Penh Post: Seven defendants being tried on charges of plotting to overthrow the government accused police on Friday of fabricating their personal statements. Advocates...

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Mar 28, 2014

Khmer Krom: Treason Trial Against Seven Khmer...

Below is an article published by the Cambodia Daily Fears are mounting that Friday’s [28 March 2014] treason trial against seven ethnic Khmer and Khmer Krom men arrested in Thailand and spirited...

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Feb 10, 2014

Khmer Krom Attend UPR Session on Vietnam

On 5 February 2014 the human rights record of Vietnam was examined during the 18th session of the Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review Working Group at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland....

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Feb 07, 2014

Khmer Krom: New Report Highlights Discrimination...

Below is an article published by the Phnom Penh Post: Thach Ry, a 64-year-old Khmer Krom man, fled Vietnam in 2008 after authorities there tried to arrest him for protesting the government’s treatment...

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Jan 23, 2014

Khmer Krom: Cambodia Refuses To Help Detainees...

Below is an article by The Phnom Penh Post: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said yesterday [21 January 2014] it will not intervene to help free nine Khmer Krom people in prison in Vietnam because it does...

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Jan 10, 2014

Khmer Krom: Police Crackdown On Monks Protesting...

Below is an article published by The Phnom Penh Post: The leader of an organisation of monks from Kampuchea Krom, the part of southern Vietnam that once belonged to the Khmer Empire, accused security...

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Dec 02, 2013

Khmer Krom: Special Rapporteur on Cultural Rights...

Below is a press release published by the OHCHR: The United Nations Special Rapporteur on cultural rights, Farida Shaheed, today [29 November 2013] called on the Government of Viet Nam “to expand...

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Nov 29, 2013

UNPO Members Attend Sixth Session Of The Forum...

More than 20 representatives of nine Members (Uyghurs, Sindh, Khmer Krom, Ahwazi, Assyria, Chin, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Tibet and Ogaden) attended the sixth Session of the Forum on Minority Issues held...

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Oct 30, 2013

Khmer Krom : CNRP Pledges To Take Buddhist Festival...

  Below is an article published by The Cambodia Daily:   CNRP leaders Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha used the Buddhist Kathin festival period on Monday to visit a pagoda in Phnom Penh’s...

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Oct 01, 2013

Press Release: UNPO Urges Special Rapporteur To...

Following the announcement of the Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights’ upcoming visit to Vietnam (18 to 29 November 2013), UNPO highly encourages her to meet with its Khmer Krom and...

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Sep 23, 2013

Khmer Krom: Appeals For Fair Trial Of Arrested...

– The Vietnamese authority will take Venerable Lieu  Ny, Venerable Thach Thuol, Thach Phum Rich, and Thach Tha from Tra Set Temple, Vinh  Hai Commune, Vinh Chau District, Soc Trang...

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Aug 13, 2013

UNPO Present During Indigenous Day Demonstration...

On Friday August 9th a demonstration was held on the Dam square in Amsterdam to raise awareness about the abuse of indigenous people all over the world. Several indigenous people were present at this demonstration...

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Jul 02, 2013

Khmer Krom: Refugee Rights Are Not Safeguarde...

Below is an article published by the Phnom Penh Post: Cambodian government officials have done little to enforce laws meant to protect the rights of Kampuchea Krom refugees, a recent report compiled for...

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Jun 27, 2013

Khmer Krom: Protest Over Vietnam’s Incarceration...

Below is an article published by The Pnohm Penh Post:   Kampuchea Krom monks and supporters protest against the Vietnamese government and appeal to the international community at Freedom Park...

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Jun 12, 2013

Khmer Krom Monks Threatened and Defrocked by Vietnamese...

The Khmer-Krom of southern Viet Nam are victims of oppression and marginalisation, including land confiscation and linguistic & religious persecution. This recently produced film focuses on the latter...

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Jun 07, 2013

Khmer Krom: Minority Representative Testifies...

Below is an article published by Voice of America WASHINGTON DC - A Congressional subcommittee held a second hearing on human rights in Vietnam on Tuesday, which included testimony from a Khmer minority...

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Jun 07, 2013

Khmer Krom: Minority Representative Testifies...

Below is an article published by Voice of America WASHINGTON DC - A Congressional subcommittee held a second hearing on human rights in Vietnam on Tuesday, which included testimony from a Khmer minority...

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May 21, 2013

Khmer Krom: Religious Freedom Repressed

Photo by @Roberthuffstutter (Flickr)Below is a Statement made by Radio Free Asia: Two ethnic Khmer monks have escaped into hiding after an attempt by Vietnamese government and religious authorities to...

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Apr 16, 2013

Khmer Krom: Newspaper Publisher Detained

Below is an article published by Radio Free Asia: The editor of a Cambodia-based newspaper that has been critical of Hanoi's treatment of the Khmer Krom ethnic minority was briefly detained by Vietnamese...

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Apr 12, 2013

Khmer Krom: Vietnamese Authorities Threaten To...

Below is an article from Khmer Kampuchea-Krom Federation:     According to VOKK broadcasted on March 7, the Vietnamese government threatens to defrock Venerable Ly Chanda at Prey Chop Temple,...

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Mar 15, 2013

Khmer Krom: Living On The Edge Of The Rising Sea...

Bellow is an article published by The Khmer Krom Network: With half of their land now swallowed up by the ocean, some poor families are trying their best to survive against the continuing seawater intrusion...

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Jan 04, 2013

Khmer Krom: UNHCR Cambodia Office Downsizes When...

Below is an article published by Voice of America:     The UN High Commissioner for Refugees has reduced staffing in its Phnom Penh office in favor of support for the Cambodian office tasked...

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Dec 06, 2012

Strong Presence Of UNPO Representatives At Fifth...

More than thirty representatives of twelve UNPO Members (Afrikaner, Ahwazi, Assyria, Crimean Tatars, East Turkestan, Haratin, Hmong, Iranian Kurdistan, Iraqi Kurdistan, Khmer Krom, Ogaden, and West Balochistan)...

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Sep 13, 2012

Khmer Krom: Vietnam Suppresses Freedom Of Exp...

Below is an article published by The Guardian: Vietnam’s communist rulers have ordered a crackdown on anti-government blogs, two of which immediately pledged defiance against the one-party state. The...

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Jul 31, 2012

Khmer Krom: Religious Freedom In Vietnam Severely...

Below is an article published by Khmers Kapuchea-Krom Federation: The Buddhist monk officer of the Vietnam Buddhist Shanga (VBS - Giáo Hội Phật Giáo Việt Nam) issued an...

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Jul 25, 2012

Khmer Krom: UN Reverses Approval Of Consultative...

Below is an article published by The Observatory: In May 2012, The UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Committee on Non-governmental Organizations, in a consensus decision, approved KKF’s application...

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May 16, 2012

Khmer Krom: U.S. Congress Urged to Intervene

Below is a press release issued by Action for Democracy in Vietnam: Mr. Vo Van Ai, President of Paris-based Quê Me: Action for Democracy in Vietnam and the Vietnam Committee for Human Rights called...

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May 15, 2012

Degar-Montagnards: Vietnamese Minority Groups...

Below is an article published by Voice of America: Representatives of three major minority groups in Vietnam have officially joined in a coalition to demand better treatment from Vietnamese authorities,...

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Apr 23, 2012

Khmer Krom: Vietnamese Minorities Share Same Goals...

Below is an article published by Voice of America: Members of the Khmer minority in Vietnam recently met with State Department officials and are now looking for ways to unite with other minorities like...

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Apr 06, 2012

Khmer Krom: Access to Water Restricted

Below is an article published by Radio Free Asia: Members of the Khmer Krom minority in Vietnam who moved to Cambodia say they cannot get a clean water system in their village because they are ignored...

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Mar 26, 2012

Khmer Krom: Vietnam’s Record On Religious Freedom...

Below is an article published by IBIB: In its Annual Report for 2012 unveiled in Washington D.C. this week, the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has named Vietnam as...

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Mar 19, 2012

UNPO Highlights Successes and Failures in Implementation...

The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a process established by the United Nations Human Rights Council wherein states, UN agencies, and civil society can come together and comment on a wide range of human...

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Mar 13, 2012

UN Committee Highlights Pattern of Racial Discrimination...

Photo: UNPO chairs a lunchtime briefing for CERD Committee Members to receive first-hand accounts from NGOs reporting on human rights violations faced by Degar Montagnards, Khmer Krom, and Hmong peoples....

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Feb 27, 2012

Khmer Krom: UN Committee Condemns Vietnam’s...

Below is an article published by Queme: The Vietnam Committee on Human Rights regrets that Vietnam missed a precious opportunity to engage in a meaningful dialogue with the United Nations in Geneva on...

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Feb 09, 2012

UNPO Reports to United Nations Continue To Garner...

  Through its work at the United Nations, UNPO has brought high-profile and much-needed attention to bear on the treatment of indigenous and minority populations within Vietnam.   UNPO Programme...

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Feb 02, 2012

UNPO UN Reports Highlight Persecution Of Indigenous...

On the occasion of the 80th Session of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, UNPO has submitted two reports with highlight the state persecution faced by indigenous and minority...

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Dec 30, 2011

Khmer Krom: Rights Groups Urge Assistance for...

Below is an article published by the Khmer Krom Post: The Khmer Kampuchea Krom association wrote a letter to Licadho, Adhoc, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights and the UN Office of High Commissioner...

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Dec 05, 2011

UNPO Representatives Prominent At UN Forum On...

  Photo: UNPO and Minority Rights Group participants pose for a photograph at the close of the first day of the UN Forum on Minority Issues Close to thirty representatives of nine UNPO Member...

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Oct 17, 2011

UNPO Members Brief UN Committee On Violations...

  Below is an article published by UNPO:   The 59th Pre-Sessional Working Group meeting of the Committee on the Rights of the Child was convened from Monday 10 October to Friday 14 October...

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Sep 22, 2011

Khmer Krom: US Congress Condemns Vietnamese Human...

Below is an article published by Radio Free Asia:   More than a dozen U.S. lawmakers have urged the newly appointed American Ambassador to Vietnam to give a higher priority to raising human rights...

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Aug 12, 2011

Khmer Krom: Khmer Rouge Tribunal Overlooks Khmer...

Below is an article published by Voice of America:   Lawyers for ethnic Khmer Kampuchea Krom victims of the Khmer Rouge say the UN-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal has failed to include an extermination...

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Jun 21, 2011

Khmer Krom: Extent of Past Crimes Emphasised at...

Below is an article by Phnom Penh Post: “Lawers representing Khmer Krom civil parties at Cambodia’s war crimes tribunal have praised Andrew Cayley, the court’s international co-prosecutor,...

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Jun 21, 2011

Khmer Krom: Extent of Past Crimes Emphasised at...

Below is an article by Phnom Penh Post: “Lawers representing Khmer Krom civil parties at Cambodia’s war crimes tribunal have praised Andrew Cayley, the court’s international co-prosecutor,...

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Jun 03, 2011

UNPO Members Active At UN Permanent Forum On Indigenous...

  UNPO Members were well represented at this year’s United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII). The Ahwazi Arabs, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Cordillera, Crimean Tatars, Degar...

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Jun 03, 2011

UNPO Youth Training At United Nations Forum

  In conjunction with the 10th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, held this May (2011) in New York, UNPO organized a training for youth representatives from three UNPO Member...

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Apr 08, 2011

Khmer Krom: Rule of Law Activists Still Face Prison...

  Below is an article published by Human Rights Watch   Dozens of peaceful advocates for democratic reforms, rule of law, religious freedom, and human rights face arbitrary detention and harsh...

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Mar 03, 2011

Khmer Krom: Appeal for Khmer-Krom Wrongly Imprisoned...

  Below is a press release published by the Khmers Kampuchea-Krom Federation:   Mr. Lam Huol, a local Khmer-Krom, age 37 was born in Gia Rai district, Bac Lieu province, Mekong Delta (south...

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Jan 26, 2011

Khmer Krom: Vietnam Intensifies Represion On Human...

  Below is an article published by Human Rights Watch:   The Vietnam government intensified its repression of activists and dissidents during 2010, and cracked down harshly on freedom of expression,...

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Sep 03, 2010

Khmer Krom: Editor Fears Possible Deportation

  Below is an article published by The Phnom Penh Post:   The editor of a weekly paper covering the Khmer Krom community said yesterday he was afraid of being deported after the chief of...

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Sep 02, 2010

Khmer Krom: Child Poverty In Vietnam Five Times...

  Below is an article published by Earth Times:    A forthcoming report has found that ethnic minorities in Vietnam have a child poverty rate five times higher than the ethnic majority,...

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Aug 25, 2010

Khmer Krom: Urgent Appeal for Release of former...

  Below is a statement issued by the Khmers Kampuchea-Krom Federation:    Mr. Thach Sophon was ordained as a Khmer-Krom Buddhist monk in 1990 and was promoted to the Abbot of the ...

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Aug 25, 2010

UNPO Appeal for Release of Khmer Krom Buddhist...

  Below is an appeal issued by UNPO:   The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) strongly condemns the recent arrest of Mr. Thach Sophon, former Buddhist abbot and member of...

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Aug 24, 2010

Khmer Krom: Condemnation Of Vietnam And Demand...

Below is an article published by: KI-Media The Khmer Kampuchea Krom Community, KKC, strongly condemns the authorities of colonial Vietnam for detaining Mr. Thach Sophon, former Buddhist Abbot of Wat Kampong...

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Aug 10, 2010

Khmer Krom: Vietnamese Opposition calls for Guarantee...

  Below is an article published by the Phnom Penh Post: The opposition Sam Rainsy Party has called on the Vietnamese government to guarantee freedom of expression and religion for the Khmer Krom,...

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Jun 24, 2010

Khmer Krom: Vietnam Seizes Cambodian Passport...

  Below is an article published by Khmers Kampuchea-Krom Federation:Venerable Soeun Ty, born on August 19, 1984, had left his home town of Khleang (renamed Soc Trang) to live in Cambodia since...

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Jun 15, 2010

Khmer Krom: Reassuring The Khmer Krom

  Below is an article published by The Phnom Penh Post:KHMER Rouge tribunal co-prosecutor Andrew Cayley addressed a group of Khmer Krom residents of Pursat province on Sunday [13 June 2010],...

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Jun 04, 2010

Khmer Krom: City Approves Event Friday

 Below is an article published by the Phnom Penh Post: City officials have approved plans for Khmer Krom activists to hold a ceremony Friday marking the 61st anniversary of a French colonial ruling...

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May 17, 2010

Khmer Krom: Urgent Appeal To Release Khmer-Krom...

  Below is an article published by Khmer Kampuchea Krom Federation:On Thursday April 22, 2010 Mrs. Tran Thi Chau (also known as Mrs. Trung, and her husband is ThachPhola), a Khmer-Krom woman...

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Apr 22, 2010

Khmer Krom: Khmer Krom plead for extension of...

   Below is an article published by Phnom Penh Post: A group of 22 Khmer Krom asylum seekers, many of whom crossed into Cambodia from Thailand in December, have pleaded with the local UN...

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Mar 17, 2010

Intervention on Cambodia's UPR Report

  Intervention by Maggie Murphy Interfaith International and partners welcome the efforts made by Cambodia to update their reports to different Treaty bodies and we enourage the government to abide...

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Mar 16, 2010

CERD Lifts the Khmer Krom Question in Cambodia...

Extracts from the Press Release refering to the situation of the Khmer Krom:   Oral Questions Raised by the Rapporteur and Experts [...] The Committee was also concerned about the situation of...

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Mar 05, 2010

Khmer Krom: Seeking Help from UNHCR

  Below is an article published by Phnom Penh Post: A group of 22 Khmer Krom deportees protested in front of the Phnom Penh office of the UN refugee agency Wednesday, bringing their pleas to...

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Mar 04, 2010

Khmer Krom: Will not Receive Social Land Conc...

 Below is an article published by: The Phnom Penh PostMinistry spokesman Khieu Sopheak said the Khmer Krom were no more entitled to a social land concession than any other group of landless poor Cambodians...

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Feb 25, 2010

Khmer Krom: "No More Aid for them", NGO says

 Below is an article published by: The Phnom Penh PostThe news comes three days after district police and local officials informed the Khmer Krom, many of whom have been staying in Meanchey district...

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Feb 24, 2010

Khmer Krom: Asylum Seekers Denied Identification...

Below is article published by The Phnom Penh Post:   Municipal police officials on Tuesday called the representative of a group of 22 Khmer Krom asylum seekers to police headquarters in order...

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Feb 23, 2010

Khmer Krom: ID for Refugees Denied

    Below is an article published by The Phnom Penh Post :A group of Khmer Krom asylum seekers who say they are fleeing persecution in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region have been...

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Feb 19, 2010

Khmer Krom: Police finish documentation for Khmer...

    Below is an article published by Phnompenh Post: DOCUMENTATION necessary for members of a group of Khmer Krom seeking Cambodian citizenship has been completed, a police official...

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Feb 11, 2010

Khmer Krom: Group Condemns Treatment Toward R...

 Below is an article published by The Phnom Penh PostThe statement expressed “deep concern at the total disregard” for the principle of non-refoulement – which protects refugees...

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Jan 27, 2010

Khmer Krom: Govt Inaction Means K Krom Still in...

Below is an article published by: The Phnom Penh PostMembers of the group – deported on December 5 from Thailand after a failed asylum bid – have been seeking formal recognition of their citizenship...

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Jan 21, 2010

Khmer Krom: Migrants Appeal to UN Envoy as Conditions...

Below is an article published by The Phnom Pehn Post: Thach Soong, a representative of 19 Khmer Krom still seeking asylum after fleeing to Phnom Penh following their deportation from Thailand on December...

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Jan 15, 2010

Khmer Krom: Police Collect Information from K...

 Below is an article published by Phnom Penh Daily :The 24 Khmer Krom refugees deported from Thailand last month were visited Tuesday by district police in Phnom Penh, who gathered information that...

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Jan 08, 2010

Khmer Krom: No Housing for Group Deported from...

  Below is an article published by Phnom Penh Post:A group of 24 ethnic Khmer Krom remain in limbo after the chief of Phnom Penh’s Boeung Tumpun commune said he could not guarantee them...

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Jan 04, 2010

Khmer Krom: Continue to Lobby Govt For Citizenship,...

Below is an article published by the Phnom Pehn Post Amid fears that the government may seek to deport 24 ethnic Khmer Krom to Vietnam, a rights group advocating on their behalf said Wednesday.The...

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Dec 14, 2009

Khmer Krom: Seek Asylum After Deportation by ...

Below is an article published by Phnom Penh PostAt least 24 ethnic minority Khmer Krom arrested by Thai authorities and sent to Cambodia through Poipet after a failed asylum bid on December 5 are awaiting...

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Dec 04, 2009

KKF participate in the Universal Periodic Review...

On 1st December, Cambodia faced examination of their human rights situation under the sixth session of the UN Universal Periodic Review (UPR).  A delegation from UNPO Member the Khmer Kampuchea-Krom...

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Oct 22, 2009

Khmer Khrom: KK Youth Releases Quarterly Publ...

 To view the full pdf of this document please click here.Below are excerpts from the publication: Preface The ninth edition of the Youth Voices magazine brings Khmer -Krom stories from diverse activities...

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Sep 18, 2009

Khmer Khrom: KK Groups Ask Hanoi to Address Land...

  Below is an article published by the Phnom Penh Post :    A coalition of local Khmer Krom advocacy groups has appealed to the Vietnamese government to intervene on behalf of...

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Aug 14, 2009

Khmer Krom Conference Report

In May 2009, the KKF held a demonstration in the Place des Nations in Geneva, attended by over 400 people that sought to increase international attention about the repressive policies of Vietnam. The event...

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Aug 11, 2009

Khmer Krom: Memorial To Heal Past Atrocities

Below is an article published by The Phnom Penh Post :Thirty years after the Khmer Rouge executed thousands of Cambodians on a sugarcane field in Pursat, the Documentation Centre of Cambodia [DC-Cam] announced...

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Jul 22, 2009

Khmer Krom: 23 Sent From Thailand Claim Food

 Below is an article published by Phnom Penh Post: GROUP of 23 Khmer Krom asylum seekers hiding out in Banteay Meanchey province after being deported by Thai immigration authorities earlier this month...

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Jul 07, 2009

Khmer Krom: Sakhorn Given Asylum in Sweden

   Below is an article published by The Phnom Penh Post: Khmer Krom monk Tim Sakhorn flew to Sweden on Friday [3 July 2009] after the approval of his application for political asylum, but...

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Jun 22, 2009

Khmer Krom: Activist Waits On Asylum Bid

  Below is an article published by The Phnom Penh Post: Buddhist monk Tim Sakhorn met with officials from the Bangkok office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Wednesday, following...

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Jun 15, 2009

Khmer Krom: Activist Confident on Political Asylum...

  Below is an article published by the Phnom Penh Post: As the June 18 [2009] deadline for his asylum application draws near, Buddhist monk and human rights activist Tim Sakhorn says he is confident...

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Jun 15, 2009

Khmer Krom: Activist Confident on Political Asylum...

   Below is an article published by the Phnom Penh Post: As the June 18 [2009] deadline for his asylum application draws near, Buddhist monk and human rights activist Tim Sakhorn says he...

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Jun 08, 2009

Khmer Krom: Rally to Commemorate Loss of Terr...

  Below is an article published by The Phnom Penh Post: Around 600 monks, opposition politicians and rights activists gathered in Phnom Penh on Thursday [4th June 2009] to mark the loss of Cambodia's...

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Jun 04, 2009

Khmer Krom: Commemoration of Territory Loss

 Below is a Press Release issued  by Son San Foundation:Press releaseCommemoration of the June 4, 1949  Recently an article published in Cambodia Daily by Mr Henri Locard tried to put the...

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Jun 02, 2009

Khmer Krom: Appeal to Release Land Activist

    Below is a statement issued by Khmers Kampuchea-Krom Federation:Appeal to Release Land Activist – Huynh BaOn May 30, 2009, at 11pm (local time), the Vietnamese police, led by Duong...

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May 13, 2009

Khmer Krom: Making Themselves Heard at the Doorstep...

 Below is an article published by Khimsokheang: Coming from Switzerland, France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, the United States, Canada, New Zealand or Australia, among others, over 200 natives...

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May 12, 2009

Khmer Krom: Cambodian Demonstration Planned

   Below is an article published by The Phnom Penh Post: Thousands of members of Cambodia's Khmer Krom community are expected to participate in a ceremony set for June 4 [2009] to mark...

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May 08, 2009

Khmer Krom: Land Rights Demonstration

 Below is a statement issued by the Khmers Kampuchea-Krom Federation: This morning, May 8, 2009 approximately 10:00AM local time, hundreds of Khmer-Krom farmers are peacefully demonstrating in...

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Mar 23, 2009

Khmer Krom: Thailand Expels Asylum Seekers

   Below is an article published by the: The Phnom Penh Post Rights workers say group was trucked out of Thailand after UN officials previously intervened to secure release of othersFollowing...

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Feb 26, 2009

Khmer Krom: Commemoration While Looking Ahea...

 Below is an article published by: Asia Daily News Khmer Krom monks in Phnom Penh prepare to mourn slain brethren, while Vietnam is called to defend treatment of ethnic Khmers amid fresh stream of...

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Jan 28, 2009

Khmer: Vietnam Rejects HRW Findings

  Below is an article published by: MSN News Vietnam on Thursday rejected a report by Human Rights Watch on alleged abuses committed by the communist country against an ethnic Khmer minority,...

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Jan 23, 2009

Khmer Krom: HRW Decries Abuse

   Below is an article published by: The Phnom Penh Post The Vietnamese government should immediately free Khmer Krom activists in prison or under house arrest for demonstrating, New York-based...

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Jan 13, 2009

Khmer Krom: Protesting Monks "Unafraid"

  Below is an article published by the Phnom Penh Post: Khmer Krom ethnic minority members are planning demonstrations in Cambodia and Vietnam to protest against the detention of former monk...

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Dec 24, 2008

Khmer Krom: MEP Refused Entry Into Vietnam

Statement of the Khmer Kampuchea Krom Community  The Khmer Kampuchea Krom Community strongly condemns the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam for obstructing Hon. Marco Giacinto Pannella,...

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Nov 04, 2008

Khmer Krom: Demonstration at European Parlia...

 Below is an article written by UNPO representative Vien Thatch: The Khmer Krom delegation held a demonstration in the European Parliament in Strasbourg to support the resolution on the Human Rights...

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Oct 24, 2008

Khmer Krom: Vietnam Urged to End Violations

 Below is an article published by AsiaNews.it:The European parliament is asking that, before the conclusion of the new EU-Vietnam partnership and cooperation agreement, Hanoi put an end to the systematic...

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Aug 13, 2008

Khmer Krom: Tim Sakhorn Remains Under Detenti...

Below is an appeal published by the Khmers Kampuchea-Krom Federation: Venerable Tim Sakhorn, a former Khmer Krom Buddhist monk at North Phnom Denh pagoda, Takeo province, in Cambodia, still remains...

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Jul 04, 2008

Khmer Krom: Sakhorn’s Whereabouts Unknown

Below is an article published by AsiaNews.it: Freed after a year in prison following a controversial sentence, he is being sequestered by authorities, Human Rights Watch accuses. Of Khmer Krom ethnicity,...

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Jul 03, 2008

Khmer Krom: Vietnam Releases Monk Tim Sakhorn

Below is a press release issued by Human Rights Watch : The Vietnamese authorities should immediately lift any restrictions on the liberty of Buddhist monk Tim Sakhorn, who was released from prison...

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Jun 25, 2008

Khmer Krom: Vietnam Threatening to Arrest Khmer...

Khmer Krom people in Cambodia are facing new threats of arrest as Vietnam attempts to continue their terrifying crack down on human right activists across the border.According to a report by Radio Free...

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Apr 10, 2008

KKF Makes Urgent Appeal For Justice and Compe...

Below is an appeal issued by the Khmer Kampuchea-Krom Federation:  Urgent Appeal: Land Protests Spirals Out of Control Wednesday 9 April 2008 Chau Lang commune, Svay Tong district, ...

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Jan 15, 2008

Khmer-Krom: Appeal Against Violence To Monks

UNPO member representative, Mr Thach, appeals to the Cambodian authorities to investigate violence against monks. Below is an appeal originally published on 19 December 2007 on behalf of the Khmers Kampuchea-Krom...

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Dec 20, 2007

Vietnam: High Political Oppression

Speaking under house arrest, Mr. Thich Quand Do reveals the political oppression he is facing along with other dissidents of the Vietnam’s government. Below is an article published by Al Jazeera: At...

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Dec 18, 2007

Khmer Krom: Peaceful Protest Silenced

Representatives of the Khmer Krom civil society voice their concerns over the police assault on a peaceful demonstration of Khmer Krom monks in Phnom Penh asking for the release of Tim Sakhorn and respect...

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Dec 17, 2007

Khmer Krom: Land Must Be Returned

Hundreds of Khmer Krom farmers are protesting in front of government offices to demand the return of ancestral land, arguing that they do not wish to disrupt Vietnamese society but merely want Vietnam...

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Nov 14, 2007

Khmer Krom: Appeal For Fair Trial

The Hague, 8 November 2007 - Buddhist Abbot Tim Sa Khorn was brought before the People’s Court of Justice of the An Giang Province (Vietnam) today to be tried for “Sabotaging the unification...

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Nov 09, 2007

Disrobed, Deported, Detained: The Story of a...

Disrobed, deported, detained. Khmer Krom Buddhist Abbot Tim Sa Khorn has had his name displayed on thousands of placards all over the world since his arrest and disappearance four months ago. A prominent...

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Nov 08, 2007

Vietnam: House Told of Crushing Poverty

A prominent human rights activist has submitted a testimony to a US Congressional House of Foreign Affairs subcommittee highlighting the extreme poverty faced by ethnic minorities in Vietnam. Below is...

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Oct 09, 2007

Khmer Krom: Nonviolent Demonstrations OK?

Cambodia's constitutional commitment to allow freedom of expression, assembly and peaceful demonstrations is finally being put into implementation by law, signifying a positive prospect for human rights...

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Oct 08, 2007

Khmer Krom: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Following the recent UNPO/KKF demonstration in Geneva, the Human Rights Tribune describes the precarious political vice they find themselves in; welcome neither here nor there. Below is an article published...

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Aug 27, 2007

Khmer Krom: Call for International Attention

The Khmer Kampuchea-Krom Federation issues a press release highlighting recent reports of intimidation and calls for the release of the Venerable Tim Sakhorn, an imprisoned Buddhist monk. Below is a press...

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Aug 20, 2007

UNPO Demonstrates with Khmer Krom in Paris

UNPO has joined demonstrations organized by the Khmer-Kampuchea Krom Federation (KKF) in Paris, aiming to raise awareness of human rights violations in the Mekong Delta and the recent arrest of the Ven....

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Aug 19, 2007

UNPO Appeals for Human Rights Defenders

The Hague, 20 August 2007 – UNPO remains concerned about the ongoing persecution of Khmer Krom Buddhist Monks in Vietnam. Following the recent arrest of the prominent Buddhist Abbot the Ven....

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Aug 15, 2007

Khmer Krom: Pleas for Tim Sakhorn’s Return

In an interview with Radio Australia, UNPO Members from the Khmer Krom and UNPO Special Adviser Joshua Cooper have discussed the fate of Tim Sakhorn. [Read the UNPO Appeal] [Related News] Below is...

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Aug 03, 2007

Khmer Krom: Tim Sa Khorn Arrested in Vietnam

Police in Vietnam have arrested a Khmer Krom Monk, accused of undermining national unity by organising demonstrations in Cambodia. Below is an article published by ABC Radio Australia Vietnamese police...

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Jul 10, 2007

Khmer Krom: Abbot Deported Back to Vietnam

Khmer Krom communities express grave concern after the announcement of Tim Sa Khorn’s deportation to Vietnam by Cambodian authorities. The Phnom Den abbot had refugee status in Cambodia. Below...

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Jul 06, 2007

UNPO Appeals to Halt Persecution of Khmer Kroms...

The Hague, 6 July 2007 – As Cambodian authorities announced the deportation of Buddhist Abbot Tim Sa Khorn back to Vietnam despite his refugee status, UNPO remains deeply concerned about the fate...

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Jun 21, 2007

Khmer Krom: Farmland Protests

Demonstrators came together in Ho Chi Min City to demand the return of farmland confiscated by the Vietnamese government. Khmer Krom representatives released an appeal to Embassies across the world in...

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May 02, 2007

Khmer Krom: Newspaper Editor Found Dead

The body of Pav Sam Ath, editor of the Samleng Khmer Krom newspaper has been found dead. Reporters Without Borders called for an exhaustive investigation. Below is an article published by Reporters...

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Apr 27, 2007

Montagnards: Demo Outside Vietnamese Embassy

A peaceful demonstration in Washington has called for freedoms for the minority and indigenous populations of Vietnam, as well as renewed international attention to their human rights. Below is an excerpt...

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Apr 23, 2007

Khmer Krom: Monks Face Continuous Threat

UNPO Presidency Member Thach Ngoc Thach has issued an appeal seeking immediate attention and support for ending the persecution of Khmer Krom Buddhist monks by Vietnamese authorities. Below is a statement...

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Apr 11, 2007

Khmer Krom: Appeal for Peaceful Demonstratio...

Below is an article published by Khmers Kampuchea-Krom Federation: Belief in a religion is a foundation of the human beings and also a human being heritage. The United Nations has recognized the freedom...

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Mar 30, 2007

Vietnam: Political Dissidents Remain Threaten...

Below is an article published by International Herald Tribune: Vietnam has abolished a measure used to hold dissidents without trial, a government official said Wednesday. However, analysts said the move...

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Mar 26, 2007

Khmer Krom: Appeals Persecution of Monks

Below is an appeal issued on 20 March 2007 by Thach Ngoc Thach, President of Khmers Kampuchea-Krom Federation and UNPO Representative, addressed to Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung regarding the...

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Feb 28, 2007

Exploring the Roots of Discrimination Against...

Exploring the Roots of Discrimination Against Khmer Women in Kampuchea Krom (Vietnam) And Recognizing the Rights of CEDAW Now   Determining the Policies & Practices  for the Elimination of Double...

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Feb 27, 2007

Khmer Krom: Monks Protest in Cambodia

Below is an article published by Reuters;   PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Fifty Cambodian Buddhist monks protested outside the Vietnamese embassy on Tuesday, calling on the communist-run nation's visiting...

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Jan 18, 2007

UNPO Appeals to Halt Suppression in Vietnam

The Hague, 18 January 2007 – UNPO remains deeply concerned about the fate of multiple Khmer Krom Buddhist monks, as well as the larger Khmer Krom community, and has issued an appeal addressing their...

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Jan 10, 2007

Khmer-Krom: Persecution of Monks Continues

Below is a statement released by the Khmers Kampuchea-Krom Federation; In Soc Trang (Kleang) Province, Vietnamese authorities have summoned five Buddhist monks resident at Wat Kleang (Kleang Temple)....

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Jan 03, 2007

Khmer-Krom: Monks Forced to Falsify Statement...

Below is an article published by the Khmer-Krom Network: An inside source direct from Kampuchea-Krom has revealed a disturbing insight into a scare tactic initiated by Vietnamese authorities to use the...

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Dec 21, 2006

UNPO Urgent Appeal on Persecution of Khmer Krom...

The Hague, 20 December 2006 - UNPO raises serious concern about the continuous and systematic persecution of Buddhist Monks and Khmer Krom communities in , and has issued appeals and points of requests...

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Dec 20, 2006

UNPO Urgent Appeal on Persecution of Khmer Krom...

The Hague, 20 December 2006 - UNPO raises serious concern about the continuous and systematic persecution of Buddhist Monks and Khmer Krom communities in Vietnam, and has issued appeals and points of requests...

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Dec 14, 2006

Khmer-Krom: European Parliament to Help KK R...

Below is an article published by the Khmer-Krom Federation: In light of their recent conference at Brussels, the KKF delegates have continued their campaign of initiating self determination by establishing...

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Dec 14, 2006

Khmer-Krom: Buddhist Monks Targeted By Vietnamese...

Below is an article published by the Khmer-Krom Federation: Stories of persecutions continues in Vietnam as an inside source reveals that the Vietnamese authorities continue to crack down on Khmer-Kroms,...

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Dec 13, 2006

Khmer Krom: Youth Convention in Ontario

Below is an article published by the KKF: On Sunday December 10, 2006, Khmer Krom youths, Khmer Krom parents, friends of Khmer Krom, Venerables, and community leaders in Ontario province, Canada came...

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Dec 06, 2006

Khmer-Krom: Brussels Next Destination for KK...

Below is an article published by the Khmer-Krom Federation: Mr. Thach Ngoc Thach, KKF President, Mr. Giap Tran, KKF Treasure and Mr. Vien Thach, KKF Vice President of European Affairs will be heading...

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Nov 27, 2006

Khmer-Krom: Viet-Nam Arrests Couple for Watching...

Below is an article published by the Khmer-Krom Network: On November 21, 2006, at 6AM, the Vietnamese Communist Authority of Chon-Co hamlet, Pothy (An Cu) commune, Ka-Bao (Tinh Bien) district, Mout-Chrouk...

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Nov 22, 2006

Khmer Krom: Vietnamese Authorities Continue Crack...

Below is an article published on the Khmer-Krom-Network’s website: While the ethnic Vietnamese people are celebrating their recent entry into the World Trading Organisation, the indigenous Khmer-Krom...

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Nov 15, 2006

Khmer-Krom: No ID Card in Cambodia

Cambodian police in Kien Svay district, Kandal Province refuse to issue identification paper to Khmers from Kampuchea-Krom (Khmer Krom) citing provincial authorities’ order. According to a Radio...

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Nov 10, 2006

Khmer-Krom: KK Monk Released By Vietnamese A...

According to a report by RFA on Wednesday 8th November 2006, His Venerable Thach Kong Phuong has been unexpectedly released yesterday by Vietnamese authorities in Preah Trapeang. Venerable Thach was...

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Nov 06, 2006

Khmer Krom: Suspected Terrorists are Not Khmer...

Only weeks after Mr. Thach Ngoc Thach, the president of the Khmers Kampuchea-Krom Federation (KKF) issued a stern warning to Khmer-Kroms to not trust any new group who claim to represent them; three Khmer...

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Nov 03, 2006

Khmer-Krom: Suspected Involvement in Terrorist...

Cambodian authorities said Thursday they were still seeking an unspecified number of suspected terrorists after foiling an apparent attempted plot to bomb the capital's upcoming Water Festival. The claims...

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Oct 25, 2006

Khmer-Krom: Internal Chaos of Indigenous Peo...

Below is an article published by the Khmer-Krom Federation: For many outsiders, Vietnam appears to be doing all the right things. In fact, earlier this year the United Nations has praised Vietnam for...

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Sep 26, 2006

Khmer Krom: Forced Assimilation Ratified

The Vietnamese PM Nguyen Tan Dung has ratified a project of forced assimilation of the indigenous Khmer-Kroms and other ethnic minorities into the Vietnamese culture, in the name of security and national...

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Sep 20, 2006

Khmer-Krom: Three Arrested for Criticizing Cambodian...

At least three Khmer-Kroms are imprisoned in Cambodia accused of being a party to the criticism of Mr. Hun Sen, the prime minister of Cambodia, according to a VOA report. Mr. Thach Samnang aged 44. Mr....

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Sep 01, 2006

Khmer Krom: UNPO Appeals on Lack of Due Proc...

The Hague, 30 August 2006 - UNPO remains concerned about crime of rape committed against Khmer Individual in Vietnam by an authority leader. UNPO has issued an appeal to the Prime Minister of Vietnam Mr....

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Sep 01, 2006

UNPO on Vietnamese official's rape of underage...

The Hague, 30 August 2006 - UNPO remains concerned about crime of rape committed against Khmer Individual in Vietnam by an authority leader. UNPO has issued an appeal to the Prime Minister of Vietnam Mr....

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Aug 17, 2006

Khmer Krom: Waves of Recognition For KK Dragon...

Dressed in red, yellow and blue colours of the Khmer Krom flag, the Khmers Krom teams were a sight to behold at the 5th Club Crew World Championship. An ancient sport of the Khmer Krom people, the...

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Aug 16, 2006

Khmer Krom: Dragon Boat Tradition Continues at...

Members of the Khmers Kampuchea-Krom Federation and the elite Khmer Krom dragon boat members are enjoying themselves as they prepare to enter the Dragon Boat Club Crew World Championship today. More...

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Aug 08, 2006

Khmer Krom: Oral Intervention at the WGIP on...

The 24th UNWGIP Asian Indigenous Caucus Statement Agenda Item: 4 (b), Utilization of Indigenous Peoples Lands by Non-Indigenous Authority, Groups or Individuals for Military Purposes By Mr. Famark...

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Jul 05, 2006

Khmer Krom: Peaceful Rally at Founding Site of...

On June 26, 2006, the Khmers Kampuchea-Krom Federation (KKF) initiated a peaceful march in San Francisco to celebrate the creation of the United Nations (June 26, 1945). It was held to commemorate the...

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Jun 26, 2006

Khmer Krom: Community Development Programme

Poor Khmer ethnic minority people will get aid from a project funded by a group of Danish non-Governmental organisations. The project, backed by US$902,262 in funds, is aimed at helping poor Khmer people...

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Apr 14, 2006

Khmer Krom: Governmental Officials to Meet Khmer...

The Mekong Delta-based office of the Government's Committee for Nationalities held a get-together with over 100 Khmer people from various localities on the occasion of Khmer people's Chol Chnam...

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Mar 10, 2006

Khmer Krom: No Permission to Protest

Vietnam's prime minister was to start a two-day visit to Cambodia on Monday, the first since the two countries signed a border agreement denounced by Cambodian critics who were later jailed by...

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Feb 01, 2006

Khmer Krom: Touring the World for the Khmer K...

The Khmer Krom have been Member of UNPO since 2001, and are represented by Khmers Kampuchea-Krom Federation (KKF). Below is an interview from ‘Western News’ with one KKF and UNPO representative,...

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Jan 30, 2006

Khmer Krom: Question to European Commission on...

WRITTEN QUESTION E-0100/06 by Marco Pannella (ALDE), Emma Bonino (ALDE), Graham Watson (ALDE), Jules Maaten (ALDE) and Cecilia Malmström (ALDE) to the Commission Subject: Arrest and persecution...

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Jan 16, 2005

Human Rights Abuses toward Khmer Krom people

To: World Health Organization and President Bush To: - His Excellency Kofi A. Nannan, Secretary-General, United Nations - His Excellency George W. Bush, United States President - His Excellency...

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Oct 25, 2004

Khmer Krom: A Royal Solution for a Nationalist...

Untitled Document Today, Vietnam is experiencing a minor period of outward growth. Communist economic policies, proven to be ridiculous and harmful, are being dropped by...

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Jan 27, 2004

The History of the Vinh Te Canal

by UNG Bun Pheav I – About the borders: A little recall of the history of Kampuchea Krom. The French expeditionary arrived and occupied Prey Nokor in 1859. At this time, the Annamese...

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Jan 04, 2004

Khmer Krom Representatives call for self-dete...

Organized by the Khmers Kampuchea-Krom Federation (KKF) and hosted by the Federation Chapter in Northern California, on January 2-4, 2004 in the city of San Jose,over 100 Khmer Krom Representatives...

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Nov 21, 2003

European Parliament Resolution on Freedom of Religion...

European Parliament Texts Adopted by Parliament Provisional Edition : 20/11/2003 Vietnam: freedom of religion P5_TA-PROV(2003)0526 European Parliament resolution on Vietnam The European...

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Oct 23, 2003

Khmer Krom Representatives will prepare a mass...

Earlier October 2003, Khmer Kampuchea Krom Coordination Committee (KKKCC) has separately forwarded three letters to the Ambassador of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in Cambodia in order to request...

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Sep 12, 2003

UNPO on repressive policies regarding Khmer Krom...

The Hague, 12 September 2003- On 2 September 2003 the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) issued an urgent appeal to the Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to secure...

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2009 Conference: Liberation from the Legacy of...

June 13, 2009Paris, France In May 2009, the KKF held a demonstration in the Place des Nations in Geneva, attended by over 400 people that sought to increase international attention about the repressive...

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2009 Hearing: UNPO Describe Cambodia Treatment...

The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) was invited to speak at a Hearing on Cambodia facilitated by Human Rights Without Frontiers at the European Parliament on 17 November 2009.  The...

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2009 Demonstration: Khmer Krom protest Vietnam’s...

  May 7 - May 8, 2009 Geneva, Switzerland UNPO Members, the Khmer Kampuchea-Krom Federation (KKF) gathered to demonstrate against human rights abuses in Viet Nam to coincide with the 5th Session...

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