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Oct 06, 2017

Hmong: Schools Open up the Dialogue on the Vietnam War in California

  The article below was published by KQED News: At 15, Sarah Vang is a confident leader. With her big, persistent smile, she runs her high school Hmong Club meeting with ease, spreading enthusiasm even to the most reluctant participants. She founded the club last year as a sophomore. And as president, she takes it upon herself to look out for new Hmong students. “There’s a...

Oct 06, 2017

Hmong: Schools Open up the Dialogue on the Vietnam...

Photo Courtesy of Toan Nguyen Several schools in the Fresno district in California, USA, have now started offering language as well as history classes on the Hmong. The issues of tens of thousands of...

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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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Aug 21, 2017

Hmong: Doctor Works to Improve Healthcare Services...

As an undergraduate nursing student at UW-Madison, Maichou Lor tried three ways of getting information about cancer screening from Hmong adults: using written surveys with true-false or check-box answers,...

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Jul 31, 2017

Hmong: Freedom Fighters to be Honored by US C...

    Below is an article published by WSAW    Two Wisconsin legislators co-introduced a bipartisan resolution to honor Hmong freedom fighters, who heroically supported and defended...

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Jul 12, 2017

Hmong: Missoula Art Museum Hosts Exhibition “From...

Below is article published by Missoulian.com Though Susie Lindbergh Miller doesn’t speak the same language as one of her Hmong friends in Missoula, she understands the language of textiles, and...

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Apr 06, 2017

Hmong: Female Author Receives an Award by AAU...

Below is an article by Owatonna.com: OWATONNA — Hushed expressions of admiration could be heard and the blotting of tears could be seen as award-winning Hmong author Kao Kalia Yang spoke to more...

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Apr 03, 2017

CWHP Delegation to Washington DC and Brussels...

On 24 March 2017, UNPO organized a screening of David Beriain’s documentary “The CIA’s Lost Army” in Washington, DC. The film focuses on the oft-forgotten story of those Hmong who...

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Apr 02, 2017

Timeline: Hmong

2 April 2017: According to President Her, who lives in the Phou Bia region, "since 4 February 2017, the Lao military continue launching heavy weapons (...) into [the] region". The Laotian army reportedly...

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Mar 29, 2017

UNPO Documentary Screening: The CIA’s Lost ...

2-4,000 persons belonging to the unrecognised Hmong minority group, including children, are currently in hiding from indiscriminate and large scale attacks by Laos’ military and security forces,...

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Mar 23, 2017

Hmong: Newspapers Apologise after Falsely Accusing...

Below is an article published by The Bangkok Post: CHIANG MAI - Two international media outlets have apologised to two Hmong hilltribe girls for reports wrongly accusing them of being caught on camera...

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Mar 14, 2017

Hmong: As Hate Crime Increases in Wisconsin, Rep....

  Below is an article published by WSAW.TV:  STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WSAW) Several members of the Hmong community said they're living in fear, after two traumatic incidents right here in...

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Mar 08, 2017

Hmong: Community’s Vietnam War Veterans Receive...

Below is an article published by WMC Action News 5: An annual celebration four years ago in the Mid-South has continued to grow each year.  March 28 is designated as National Vietnam Veterans Day...

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Feb 23, 2017

Hmong: US Bill Proposes Including History of Community...

  Below is an article published by Wausau Daily Herald: Hmong Americans make up nearly 1 percent of Wisconsin's population and lawmakers are once again considering the question: Should a history...

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Feb 16, 2017

Hmong: First Global Hmong Women’s Summit A ...

The article below was published by The Portage County Gazette: Chai Moua, whose work as CAP Services’ Hmong Family Strengthening Program coordinator focuses on addressing domestic violence in the...

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Jan 24, 2017

Hmong: New Book Addresses US Legacy in Laos, Cambodia,...

  The following article was published by Asian Review of Books:   From 1961 to 1975, the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) coordinated a proxy war in Laos as a part of America’s larger...

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Dec 05, 2016

Hmong: Steve Ly First Member of Diaspora to...

  The following article was published by Elk Grove Citizen: When Elk Grove Vice Mayor Steve Ly is sworn in as the city’s next mayor at the next City Council meeting on Dec. 14 [2016], he will...

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Nov 29, 2016

Hmong: Professional Network to Connect Different...

  Below is an article published by the Cap Times: Over the last decade, young Hmong professionals moving to Madison have approached Mai Zong Vue on how to connect with others in their new community. “Do...

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Nov 23, 2016

Hmong: Diaspora’s Elementary Students Perform...

Below is an article published in the Hickory Record: It was all about appreciating diversity at Oxford Elementary School on Nov. 16 [2016] with an early celebration of the upcoming Hmong New Year. Oxford...

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Nov 15, 2016

Hmong: Fortieth Anniversary of Diaspora in Wisconsin...

Below is an article published by WisCONTEXT:            Hmong refugees fleeing war in Vietnam and Laos began arriving in the United States in 1976 — many of them after...

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Nov 15, 2016

Hmong: Fortieth Anniversary of Diaspora in Wisconsin...

Below is an article published by WisCONTEXT:            Hmong refugees fleeing war in Vietnam and Laos began arriving in the United States in 1976 — many of them after...

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Oct 05, 2016

Hmong: First Sport Court of Traditional “Tuj...

Below an article published by startribune:   The Duluth and Case Recreation Center in St. Paul was bustling Tuesday afternoon with people playing the familiar games of autumn. On one field,...

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Sep 26, 2016

Hmong: Memorial to Honor Veterans is Revealed...

The following article was published by WSAU:   WAUSAU, WI (WSAU-WAOW) -- For the first time, the Hmong community has a memorial to honor them in Wausau. The Hmong Veterans Memorial depicts three...

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Sep 09, 2016

Hmong: US President Recognizes Long-Term Effects...

  Below is an article published by Wisconsin Public Radio: Hmong community leaders in Wisconsin are applauding President Barack Obama's acknowledgment of the United States military...

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Jul 12, 2016

Hmong: War Veterans Memorial to be Inaugurated...

  Photo courtesy of Wsau. Below is an article published by Wsau:  A long-awaited memorial commemorating Hmong veterans and their efforts during the wars in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia will...

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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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May 11, 2016

CWHP Strongly Condemns Laotian Government’s...

In the early hours of 4 May 2016, government military forces launched an attack on a Hmong village in the Xaysomboun Province of Laos. The 200-people strong community attacked is part of a population of...

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Apr 08, 2016

Hmong: Laos Military Incursion into Indigenous...

  Reports have emerged of an ongoing incursion by the Laotian military into the Hmong ChaoFa Indigenous community’s territory in the Phou Bia region of Laos. Phou Bia, the highest mountain...

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Dec 15, 2015

UPDATE: ALARMING DEVELOPMENTS FOR HMONG COMMUNITY...

According to our sources in the Xaysomboun region in Laos, the Hmong community is currently facing a new threat: the Laotian and Vietnamese armies. Sources on the ground reported on 13 December 2015...

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Jul 23, 2015

UNPO’s XII General Assembly Adopts Resolution...

The Hmong Indigenous community in the Xaysombun Special Zone, Laos continue to experience political hardship and military oppression. Their basic economic, social, and cultural rights are blatantly abused...

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May 21, 2015

Hmong: Celebration of 40th Anniversary of Hmong...

  A Wausau-area youth group will commemorate on Saturday [23 May 2015] the 40th anniversary of the beginning of the Hmong diaspora, the uprooting of the ethnic group from Laos in the aftermath of...

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Nov 05, 2014

Hmong: New Governor for Cultural Organization...

Below is an article published by Wausaudailyherald; WAUSAU — The election of governor and other political offices isn't the only vote on the minds of tens of thousands Hmong people living in Wisconsin. On...

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Aug 18, 2014

Hmong: Center for American Progress Reveals 60...

Below is an article published by the NW Asian Weekly: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are one of the fastest-growing populations in the United States.  However, the numbers for AAPIs...

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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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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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Oct 10, 2013

Worsening Situation for the Hmong in Laos

In light of recent events in the Phou Bia Xaysombun Special Zone in Laos, UNPO and the Congress of World Hmong People urge the international community to pay close attention to the ongoing events...

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Oct 07, 2013

Hmong: University of Wisconsin Hires Lecturer...

Below is an article by: The Badger Herald. University of Wisconsin established the first tenure-track teaching position in Hmong American Studies in the nation earlier this year, pioneering the new area...

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May 15, 2013

Hmong: First Annual Hmong Day Celebrated In M...

Below is an article published by Twin Cities Daily Planet: More than 400 people gathered on May 12 for the first annual Hmong-American Day celebration in St. Paul. Among those in attendance: community...

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Apr 30, 2013

Hmong: Hmong Language Added To SBS Radio Sche...

Below is an article published by SBS: Six new languages have been added to the SBS Radio schedule as part of a new line-up that starts today. There are three new African language programs in Swahili, Dinka and Tigrinya....

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Apr 26, 2013

Hmong: Bilingual Education Project In Vietnam

Below is an article published by the IHT Global Opinion: At a handful of schools across Vietnam, children from ethnic minorities are finding something rare when they enter a classroom: They understand...

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Apr 15, 2013

Hmong: Immigration Reform Rallies

Below is an article published by the kaaltv.com: More than 50 members of Minnesota's Hmong community recently drove nearly 23 hours to participate in an immigration reform rally in Washing D.C., which...

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Apr 02, 2013

Hmong: National Conference In California

Below is an article published by Fresnobee.com: Young Hmong Americans and professionals from across the country will meet in Fresno this weekend [5–7 April 2013] to discuss ways to move the ethnic...

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Dec 26, 2012

Hmong: California School Aims To Educate And...

Below is an article published by Public Radio International: At Susan B. Anthony Elementary, Mr. Vue’s kindergarteners sit on a brightly colored carpet as they look up at him, repeating sounds of...

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Dec 10, 2012

Hmong: Virtual Museum Of Hmong Embroidery Lau...

Below is an article published by Star Tribune:   To the untrained eye, the boxes stuffed with embroidered tapestries, pillow covers and clothes stored at a St. Paul archivist's home may look like...

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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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Nov 29, 2012

Hmong: No Recognition for Hmong Veterans

Below is an article published by Daily Planet: For most of us the Vietnam War has taken its place in U.S. history books. Yet for about 400 older Hmong Minnesotans who fought with U.S. troops during the...

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Oct 24, 2012

EU Must Take Action To End Violence Against H...

Further to the appeals of 5 and 19 October 2012, UNPO General Secretary Marino Busdachin and the Congress of World Hmong People urge the European Parliament to take action against the violent cleansing...

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Oct 18, 2012

Hmong: Exhibition To Showcase Rich Cultural H...

Below is an article published by Fourth Estate Newspaper: Green Bay’s Neville Public Museum premiered its exhibit “Who are the Hmong?” Sept. 29. The exhibit showcased many aspects of...

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Jul 04, 2012

Hmong: Appeal For International Intervention

Since 26 June 2012, the Lao military has launched rocket grenades and there is ongoing gun firing targeting the Hmong refuge territory in Saysomboun Special Zone, Laos. Three people were recently killed...

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Jun 28, 2012

Hmong: Destruction of Christian Churches

Below is an article published by BosNewsLife: Vietnamese security forces have destroyed two churches of minority Hmong Christians in northwestern Vietnam and threaten to tear down a third, a Christian...

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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

Hmong: Online Language Translator Now Available...

Below is an article published by Voice of America News: Almost every day, Chue Her sits down at his computer, pulls out his Hmong-English dictionary and starts typing 10 to 20 words into an online translator....

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Mar 16, 2012

Hmong: Human Rights Organisations Condemn Imprisonment...

Below is an article published by Radio Free Asia: Human rights organizations on Thursday [15 March 2012] condemned the decision by a Vietnamese court to jail eight ethnic Hmong only one day after a U.N....

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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 09, 2012

Hmong: Ultimatum to Vietnam on Human Rights

Below is an article published by Agence France Presse: US lawmakers moved forward Wednesday [8 February 2012] on a bill that would curb aid to Vietnam unless it improves its human rights record, raising...

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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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Feb 01, 2012

Hmong: US Government Urged To Intervene In Vi...

  Below is an article published by the Catholic News Agency:   Witnesses at a Jan. 24 [2012] House subcommittee hearing on human rights abuses in Vietnam urged the U.S. government to intervene...

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Nov 10, 2011

Hmong: Project Shows Benefit of Native Language...

Below is an article by Voice of America: Sarawak is one of two Malaysian states on the island of Borneo. It is home to 28 ethnic groups, each with a distinct language, culture and lifestyle. Many groups...

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Nov 02, 2011

Hmong: Minority May Be Held At Abusive Detention...

Below is an article published by Minority Rights Group Human Rights Watch claims Lao officials use the Somsanga Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre in Vientiane as a "dumping ground" for those seen as...

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Oct 28, 2011

Hmong: Rallies Held for Release of Student Pr...

Below is an article by Independent News Media: In solemn memory of the 12th anniversary of peaceful student demonstrations in Vientiane, Laos, a coalition of non-governmental organizations is calling...

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Oct 14, 2011

Hmong: More Prone To Catching Blastomycosis

   Below is an article published by Wausau Daily Herald:  Persons of Hmong ethnicity may be at a greater risk of contracting blastomycosis, according to the results of a study by the Marathon...

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Sep 15, 2011

Hmong: Commission Condemn Vietnam’s Omission...

Below is an article published by Radio Free Asia:   The U.S. State Department on Tuesday [13 September 2011] maintained China, Burma and North Korea in an annual blacklist of top violators of religious...

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Jul 27, 2011

Hmong: Honorary Banquet for Human Rights Activist...

Below is an article published by Sacramento Bee: Hmong human rights activist Vaming Xiong – who rallied thousands of Hmong protesters in Sacramento and across the nation seeking freedom...

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Jul 20, 2011

Hmong: Vietnam “Massacre” of Hmong Christians;...

Below is an article by BosNewsLife: Vietnamese security forces beheaded pastors and shot to death "many" other Hmong Christians who gathered to await Jesus Christ's return after a false prophecy...

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Jun 27, 2011

Hmong: Increased Religious Persecution and Human...

Below is an article published by the Star Tribune: Religious persecution and human- rights violations continue for many in Southeast Asia, especially the ethnic Hmong minority of Vietnam and Laos, who...

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Jun 14, 2011

Hmong: What Religious Freedom Means

Below is an article published by the American Thinker: For many Vietnam veterans, Memorial Day was for remembering not only those Americans who died in the Vietnam War, but also our counterparts -- the...

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Jun 09, 2011

Hmong: Thousands Petition State Department on...

Below is an article published by Change.org: In May [2011], Vietnamese authorities responded to a land rights protest by the Hmong minority group in northern Vietnam with a harsh crack down. They...

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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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May 23, 2011

Hmong: Reports Indicate No Halt to Hanoi’s...

Below is a press release published by the CPPA: The Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV) has unleashed attack helicopters on unarmed Vietnamese civilians and those suspected of participating in mass rallies...

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May 19, 2011

Hmong: Vietnam Says Handling Of Ethnic Unrest...

  Below is an article published by Bloomberg: Foreign media reports that Vietnamese authorities used violence to disperse a gathering of thousands of Hmong ethnic minorities are “erroneous”,...

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May 17, 2011

Hmong: Human Rights Watch - Impartial And Transparent...

  Below is an article published by: Radio Free Asia.Authorities in Vietnam were Monday asked to conduct a full, impartial and transparent investigation into recent unrest among thousands of ethnic...

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May 16, 2011

Hmong: Worst Ethnic Violence for Seven Years

Below is an article published by the BBC: Hmong Pastor Thao A Tam said the security forces had arrested more than 100 people over the violence. Officials said "extremists" had been detained - but gave...

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May 13, 2011

Hmong: On-going Ethnic Violence Targets Vietnamese...

Below is an article published by BBC The protests by the Hmong were politically motivated, and that their demands included Hmong Pastor Thao A Tam said the security forces had arrested more than 100...

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May 10, 2011

Hmong: Foreign Media Barred From Vietnam's...

  Below is an article published by: Radio Australia. The army has now sealed off Dien Bien - the remote mountainous area in north-eastern Vietnam - and reports suggest both power and telecommunications...

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May 06, 2011

Hmong: Mass protest in Dien Bien

Below is an article publish by BBC Thousands of ethnic Hmong people in Vietnam are holding a protest calling for autonomy in a rare outbreak of unrest, a local official tells the BBC. The district administrator...

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May 02, 2011

Hmong: Appeal For Release of 3 Hmong-American...

Below is a press release issued by the Center for Public Policy Analysis: The three jailed Americans, of ethnic Hmong descent from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, have been imprisoned in...

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Apr 27, 2011

Hmong: Al Jazeera Reportage shows Tradition and...

Below is an article published by Al Jazeera:  Back in the mid-1990s I was on a gap year before university and had somehow ended up in mid-West America. Wandering through a neighbourhood in La Crosse,...

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Apr 22, 2011

Hmong: Raising Awareness in USA

Below is an article published by MinnPost Officials from the Obama administration will be in town this weekend at the Hmong National Conference, working with local officials to "increase participation...

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Mar 31, 2011

Hmong: Heritage Month Starts This Weekend In Marathon...

  Below is an article published by wsaw.com:   Thirty-five years ago this month, the first Hmong family arrived in Marathon County. In the following years, hundreds of other families followed...

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Feb 22, 2011

Hmong: Celebrate CommUNITY: Fond Du Lac Gathers...

Below is an article published by: Fond Du Lac ReporterAs Russian dancers twirled before a large crowd Saturday attending Celebrate CommUNITY, Ishmon Harris told of the event's origins. It started, he...

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Jan 25, 2011

Hmong: Vang’s Play Describes Experience of New...

  Below is an article published by the Star Tribune:For more than 150 years, the children of immigrants -- the first-born generation on U.S. soil --have faced a dual challenge: fighting their new...

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Jan 07, 2011

Hmong: Death of “Exiled Head of State”

Below is an article published by the BBC: Vang Pao, the former general and leader of his Hmong ethnic group in Laos, has died in exile in the US, aged 81. He had been in hospital for about 10 days before...

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Jan 03, 2011

Hmong: New Year Unifies Thousands in Celebrat...

Below is an article published by KMPH 24 Fox: Most people celebrated on New Year's Eve, but the Hmong community has been ringing in the new year for the past seven days. Saturday [1 Jnauary 2011] their...

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Dec 17, 2010

Hmong: Traditional New Year’s Celebration to...

Below is an article published by The Spokesman-Review   Though many residents are counting the days until Christmas, one group has already celebrated the new year. On December 4 [2010], the Spokane...

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Sep 08, 2010

Hmong: Ethnic National Day in Dien Bien Provi...

  Below is the article published by dti-news:   The Hmong ethnic group, in the northern province of Dien Bien, celebrate the country’s National Day with as much zeal as Tet holiday....

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Aug 23, 2010

Hmong: Landslides In Laos Destroy Houses Leaving...

Below is an article published by The Sydney Morning Herald: Seven people are missing after a landslide buried them in mountainous northern Vietnam, state media reported on Monday [23 August 2010]. The...

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Aug 11, 2010

Hmong: Forcibly Repatriated Hmong in Laos Lacking...

Below is an article published by Twin Cities Daily Planet:   U.S. Senator Al Franken (DFL-MN) last Sunday (08 August 2010) invited press to his Drake Bank Building office to continue updating the...

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Aug 02, 2010

Hmong: US Senator Travels to Laos to Assess Minority...

Below is an article published by WCCO News: Franken said he is frustrated that the Lao government didn't allow him more access to the returnees. Sen. Al Franken is talking about his recent trip to Laos...

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Jul 26, 2010

Hmong Refugees Live In Fear In Laos And Thail...

Below is an article published by TIME Magazine:   Recently U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Laos Foreign Minister Thongloun Sisoulith met in Washington for the highest-level talks between...

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Jul 20, 2010

Hmong: Communiqué calls for End to Persecuti...

Below is a press release by the Center for Public Policy Analysis published on businesswire.com:The Center for Public Policy Analysis (CPPA), the United League for Democracy in Laos (ULDL) and a coalition...

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Jul 07, 2010

Hmong: US Senators Visit Villages

Below is an article published by MinnPost.com:Sen. Al Franken met with a group of about 150 repatriated Hmong in Laos today [July 6] in a village built by the Laotian government for them. “I...

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Jun 04, 2010

Hmong: Refugee Situation Discussed at Meeting

   Below is an article published by Twincities.com:In December, more than 3,500 Hmong refugees were forcibly deported from Thailand to Laos. Seven months later, Caitlin Lee, board president...

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Jun 02, 2010

Hmong: Finishing Touch on Memorial at Deland ...

    Below is an article published by Sheboygan Press :Nearly four years after the Lao, Hmong and American Veterans Memorial was opened at Deland Park in Sheboygan, the centerpiece of...

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Jun 02, 2010

Hmong: Finishing Touch on Memorial at Deland ...

    Below is an article published by Sheboygan Press :Nearly four years after the Lao, Hmong and American Veterans Memorial was opened at Deland Park in Sheboygan, the centerpiece of...

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Jun 02, 2010

Hmong: Finishing Touch on Memorial at Deland ...

    Below is an article published by Sheboygan Press :Nearly four years after the Lao, Hmong and American Veterans Memorial was opened at Deland Park in Sheboygan, the centerpiece of...

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May 17, 2010

Congress Of World Hmong People And Maasai Participate...

The Universal Periodic Review for Laos People’s Democratic Republic yielded disappointing results as the critical situation faced by the Hmong people was not adequately addressed in responses from...

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May 12, 2010

Hmong: Urge for the Release of Dissident and ...

  Below is an article published by Scoop :A demonstration at the Lao Embassy as well as a week-long series of policy events in Washington, D.C. were concluded today by Laotian-Americans. The...

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Apr 29, 2010

Hmong: Indigenous Territories Invaded by Lao ...

Below is an article published by Eworldwire:On April 24, 2010, around 2:30 p.m. Lao time, Northeast of Mountain Phou Bia, Xaysombune Special Zone inside sources reported that there is very heavy fighting....

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Apr 19, 2010

Hmong: Valley's Hmong refugees face new strug...

Below is an article published by fresnobee.com :Almost four years ago, Ying Yang and his wife, Bee Lor, left a Thai refugee camp and followed thousands of their fellow Hmong refugees to the United States.It's...

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Apr 16, 2010

Hmong: Forcibly repatriated Hmong remain prio...

  Below is an article published by: Asian American Press Senator Franken said that in the months since the repatriation, he has been in contact with State Department officials to get the most...

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Apr 13, 2010

Hmong: Australia's ambassador to Laos visits Hmong...

Below an article published by The Sydney Morning Herald : Australia's ambassador to Laos has been allowed to briefly visit the Hmong refugees formerly destined for Australia before...

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Mar 29, 2010

Hmong: Rare Glimpse in Laos Fails to Quell Co...

 Below is an article published by: The Bangkok Post"I don't feel good here in the village," says the 50-year-old, while the Laotian army's deputy chief, Brigadier General Bouasieng...

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Mar 02, 2010

Hmong: Uncertainty Awaits Repatriates in Laos

Below is an article published by The Bangkok Post:Hmong people repatriated from Thailand to start a new life at a resettlement village in Laos are unsure whether their lives hold out the prospect of much...

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Feb 17, 2010

Hmong: Refugees Said to have Little Food, Supplies...

 Below is an article published by: The Post-CrescentVaughn Vang of the Lao Hmong Human Rights Council in Green Bay said Thursday a source told him the refugees were placed in a remote resettlement...

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Feb 11, 2010

Hmong: Local Hmong Families Fear for Safety of...

 Below is an article published by Wisconsin Rapid Daily TribuneXia Moua Thao, 54, Wisconsin Rapids, still has not heard from his three relatives whom the Thai government sent back to Laos in December."I'm...

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Feb 09, 2010

Hmong: Thai agency blocked from refugee acces...

 Below is an article published by CathNews Asia :Thailand’s Catholic Office for Emergency and Refugees which looked after some 4,000 ethnic Hmong asylum-seekers before they were deported to...

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Feb 08, 2010

Hmong: Laos Moving Toward Hmong Access

  Below is an article published by AFP: Laos was "moving toward" allowing access to ethnic Hmong whose repatriation by Thailand in December sparked international outrage, a US diplomat...

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Feb 02, 2010

Hmong: Rights Groups Push Laos on Access to R...

 Below is an article published by Agence France-Press :In a letter to Lao President Choummaly Sayasone, the organisations expressed "serious concerns for the safety and protection" of the...

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Jan 28, 2010

Hmong: Resettlement of returned Hmong complete...

  Below is an article published by news.com.au:THOUSANDS of ethnic Hmong expelled from Thailand last month, including 158 UN-recognised refugees, have been returned to their original homes in...

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Jan 26, 2010

Hmong: Vietnam VPA, LPA Troops Attack Christians...

   Below is an article published by Media Newswire:  The Socialist Republic of Vietnam ( SRV ) has stepped up joint military operations in Laos with the Lao Armed Forces to hunt...

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Jan 21, 2010

Hmong: Concern for Safety of Repatriated

  Below is an article published by Post Crescent:Reps. Steve Kagen, D-Appleton, and Ron Kind, D-La Crosse, and Democratic Sens. Russ Feingold and Herb Kohl joined several of their House and Senate...

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Jan 20, 2010

Hmong: Amid International Concern UNHCR Seeks...

Below is an article published by the IRIN News: The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) says it still has no access to more than 4,000 Lao Hmong deported from Thailand three weeks ago amid an international furore....

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Jan 18, 2010

Hmong: Australia-bound Refugees Stranded in Secret...

 Below is an article published by The Age:More than 4000 asylum seekers, including a group accepted for resettlement by Australia, are being detained behind razor wire in secret camps in Laos, raising...

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Jan 14, 2010

Hmong: UN Wants Access to Hmong

    Below is an article published by Radio Free Asia :   U.N. refugee officials want access to a group of more than 150 ethnic Hmong they believe may have been wrongly...

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Jan 13, 2010

Hmong: Australia-Bound Refugees Stranded in Secret...

   Below is an article published by The Age :   More than 4000 asylum seekers, including a group accepted for resettlement by Australia, are being detained behind razor wire in...

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Jan 12, 2010

Hmong: Worries About Hmong Deported from Thailand...

 Below is an article published by Wausau Daily Herald: Communication from a group of Hmong people deported from Thailand two weeks ago has been both spotty and disturbing, say family members...

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Jan 11, 2010

Hmong: U.S. Rebuked Over Weak Response to Evi...

Below is an article published by the Wausau Daily Herald:On Dec.18, 2010 the White House released a statement by President Barack Obama extending warm wishes to the nation's citizens celebrating the...

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Jan 08, 2010

Hmong: Returns to Laos Shock U.S. Hmong

    Below is an article published by Radio Free Asia:U.S.-based Lao Hmong refugees have voiced deep concern after Thailand forced thousands of Hmong asylum-seekers back to Laos, where rights...

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Jan 07, 2010

Hmong: Calling For UN Monitors In Laos

Below is an article published by WCCO:A Minnesota-based Hmong group is calling on the Lao government to allow international monitors into a temporary camp housing thousands of new Hmong refugees.Late last...

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Jan 05, 2010

Hmong: Fears About Relatives in Laos

 Below is an article published by Taiwan News:Days before Thailand forcibly repatriated 4,500 ethnic Hmong to Laos this week, MaoKao Thao of St. Paul called his terrified brother at a refugee camp."He...

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Dec 30, 2009

Hmong: Despite Protests, Repatriation Continu...

Below is an article published by the Economist: A relatively peaceful haven in a bad neighbourhood, Thailand has taken in hordes of South-East Asians fleeing war, persecution and poverty. But the...

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Dec 17, 2009

Hmong:Refugees Facing Human Rights Violations

Below is an article published by Media Newswire:Thailand, December 15, 2009 - In recent months, hundreds of Lao Hmong political refugees and asylum seekers forcibly repatriated from Thailand to Laos from...

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Dec 16, 2009

Hmong: More Refugees Forcibly Returned

  Below is an article published by Media Newswire:  In recent months, hundreds of Lao Hmong political refugees and asylum seekers forcibly repatriated from Thailand to Laos from 2007-2009...

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Dec 07, 2009

Hmong: Hmong Urge Boycott of SE Asia Games

 Below is an article published by pr-inside:  At Laos National Policy Conference events being held in Washington, D.C., from December 4-7, a coalition of Lao and Hmong-American organizations...

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Dec 04, 2009

Hmong: Laos Refugee Crisis

 Below is an article published by Earth Times: The United Nations, European Parliament, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, the Center for Public Policy Analysis (CPPA) and Lao Hmong Human...

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Dec 02, 2009

Hmong: Laos Religious Minorities Excluded From...

  Below is a story published by Bloomberg.com:Christians and other religious minorities in Laos are excluded from public decision-making and have little access to higher education and government...

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Nov 30, 2009

Hmong: Persecution of Lao Hmong Christians, Animists,...

  Below is an article published by PR-Inside.com: Release International, Open Doors, Compass Direct, International Christian Concern, Persecution International, Human Rights Watch for Lao...

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Nov 26, 2009

Hmong: "Thailand Must End Detention Of Hmong"

 Below is an article published by Agence France Presse :A leading rights group Saturday [21 November 2009] called on the Thai government to allow 158 Lao Hmong refugees, who have been detained for...

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Nov 26, 2009

UN Expert on Religious Freedom Goes on First Visit...

 Below is a story published by the United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights:  The United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Ms. Asma Jahangir, will visit the Lao...

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Nov 25, 2009

Hmong: US Citizens Still Detained After Three...

Below is an article published by the Media Newswire: In Laos, the Lao Peoples Democratic Republic (LPDR) military regime has been urged to release, three Americans of Hmong descent from St. Paul, Minnesota,...

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Nov 20, 2009

Hmong: Appeal for Freedom for the 158 Lao-Hmongs...

Below is an article published by Lao Movement for Human Rights: Press release Paris, November 18th, 2009Mouvement Lao pour les Droits de l'Homme ( MLDH)Lao Movement for Human Rights BP 123 - 77206...

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Nov 19, 2009

Hmong: UNHCR Calls On Thailand To Allow Reset...

 Below is an article published by Agence France-Presse :The UNHCR on Tuesday called on the Thai government to allow 158 Lao Hmong refugees, who have been detained for three years pending deportation,...

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Nov 18, 2009

Hmong: UN Urges Thailand to Allow Hmong to Resettle...

Below is an article published by Reuters:The United Nations on Tuesday urged Thailand to end the three-year detention of 158 ethnic Hmong from Laos and let them resettle in the West. The United Nations...

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Nov 05, 2009

Hmong: Mass Arrests of 346 Protesters in Laos

  Below is an article published by Media Newswire: "Multiple sources in Laos as well as their families in the Laotian Diaspora community have confirmed the arrest and imprisonment of 346...

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Aug 20, 2009

Hmong: 8th Arts and Music Festival

 Below is an article published by Capitol Report:The 8th annual Hmong Arts and Music Festival, sponsored by the Center for Hmong Arts and Talent (CHAT), will be held Saturday [22 August 2009] in the...

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Aug 19, 2009

Hmong: 11 Fleeing Families Repatriated to Lao...

 Below is an article published by Bangkok Post: Eleven families of 45 Hmong, who had illegally entered Thailand, were returned to Laos under a voluntary repatriation programme on Tuesday [18 August...

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Aug 13, 2009

Hmong: Appeal to Stop Forced Repatriation

 Below is an article published by Media-Newswire: In recent days [August 2009], following the visit to a Hmong refugee camp in Thailand of a senior level Lao communist official, elements of the Royal...

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Aug 10, 2009

Hmong: Refugees are Urged to Resettle

  Below is an article published by Bangkok Post:The Lao government is sending Hmong refugees who have resettled in Laos to convince others at a Thai refugee camp to return to their homeland.Refugee...

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Jul 30, 2009

Hmong: Clinton Concerned About Hmong Refugees

  Below is an article published by Bangkok Post:  A senior US official will visit a Hmong camp in Phetchabun today [30 July 2009] after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed concerns...

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Jul 02, 2009

Hmong: Refugees Fear Forced Deportation Attem...

 Below is an article published by Scoop World Independent News: Hmong refugees fear forced deportation attempt.Hmong refugees held at Nong Khai jail, Thailand fear they may be secretly deported...

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May 29, 2009

Hmong: Advocate Calls for Fair Treatment of Refugees...

    Below is a statement issued by Joe Davy, Hmong Advocate: Against all odds, 158 Hmong refugees, mainly young innocent children, have survived over 30 months of captivity in two...

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May 25, 2009

Hmong: Refugees Under Severe Stress as Thai Authorities...

  Below is an article published by BBC News : For the past four years, thousands of ethnic Hmong, who have fled from their homes in the mountains of northern Laos, have been living a precarious...

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May 22, 2009

Hmong: NGO Protests Against Thai Restrictions

  Below is an article published by Chicago Tribune: The only aid agency working at a Hmong refugee camp in Thailand said Wednesday [20 May 2009] it would stop work there because of policies aimed...

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Apr 28, 2009

Hmong: Resettlement of Refugees

   Below is an article published by Huntingdon News : At a press conference last week [April 2009], Thai Foreign Minsiter Kasit Piromya Kasi made the announcement that 158 Hmong Lao refugees...

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Apr 16, 2009

Hmong: New Schools in Native Language

    Below is an article published by: UNICEF As part of her morning routine, Thao Thi Mao dropped off her young son at the Ban Pho Pre-school, set against the dramatic backdrop of the...

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Apr 03, 2009

Hmong: Thousands of Civilians Face Imminent T...

 Below is an article published by Media Newswire:Laos, Vietnam Troops Slaughter Lao, Hmong: Over 6500 Face Death "Over 6,500 Lao Hmong civilians may be killed in the coming weeks and months in...

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Mar 30, 2009

Hmong: More than 5000 Refugees Returned to Laos...

  Below is an article published by: The Straits Times Thailand will complete the repatriation of more than 5,000 Hmong ethnic minority refugees to neighbouring Laos by the end of the year, the...

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Mar 10, 2009

Hmong: Refugees Fear Repatriation After Thai ...

  Below is an article published by: The Nation They said the Thai military who oversees the camp have blocked food supply since Friday [6 March 2009]. A Thai military officer, who asked not to...

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Feb 27, 2009

Hmong: Senator Pleas for Refugee Protection

 Below is an article published by : WKOW TV MADISON (WKOW) -- U.S. Rep Ron Kind has sent a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton concerning nearly 6,000 Hmong refugees in Thailand who may be...

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Feb 03, 2009

Hmong: Thailand Sends 190 Hmong Back to Laos

    Below is an article published by MCOT.NET: A total of 190 ethnic Hmong from 44 families on Monday [2 Febuary 2009] voluntarily returned to their places of origin in Laos, from camps...

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Jan 21, 2009

Hmong: Asylum Seekers Rights Violated

    Below is an article published by: Amnesty International USA The Thai government should reconsider its decision to return around 5,000 Lao Hmong people to Laos until they have had access...

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Jan 16, 2009

Hmong: Civilians Suffer Attacks

  Below is an article published by: Scoop world Laos and Hmong human rights groups, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) as well as Lao government sources and refugees are reporting that Lao...

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Jan 05, 2009

Hmong: Asylum Seekers to be Repatriated

  Below is an article published by The Straits Times: Communist Laos wants neighbouring Thailand to repatriate by June [2009] approximately 5,000 members of the Lao Hmong ethnic minority who...

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Dec 11, 2008

Hmong: Change Still Needed in Laos

  Below is an article published by Radio Free Asia :Overseas activists say human rights in Laos have improved little in recent months and years, amid calls for the release of political prisoners...

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Dec 09, 2008

Hmong: Desecrated Graves

   Below is an article published by the University of Minnesota: Family members of Hmong people whose graves were desecrated in Thailand in 2005 will call upon a United Nations official...

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Nov 18, 2008

Hmong: Refugee Children Suffer

  Below is an article published by Amnesty.org:Ninety-two children are among a group of 158 Lao Hmong refugees who have been held at a detention centre in Thailand for two years.Living in harsh...

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Nov 05, 2008

Hmong: Call for the Immediate Cessation of Violence...

The following is a press release by the Hmong ChaoFa State of Central Laos FOR IMMEDIATELY RELEASE4 November 2008As of October 26 to November 3, 2008, two Laotian Battalions consisted of Lao and Vietnamese...

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Oct 29, 2008

Hmong: Refugees Face Persecution

  Below is an article published by AFP:A US-based human rights group Tuesday [28 October 2008] called on communist Laos to free Hmong ethnic minority protest leaders who it said had been jailed...

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Oct 17, 2008

Hmong: Dire Conditions of Detention Centers

  Below is an article published by OhMyNews:Worn fabrics and remnants of personal belongings hang from the ceiling bars, impeding the flow of sunshine through tiny windows. The mixed, stagnating...

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Sep 19, 2008

Hmong: Lao Military Attacks Phou Bia Mountain...

Below is an article published by Media Newswire:The Lao Human Rights Council, inc. the Center for Public Policy Analysis (CPPA), non- governmental organizations and policymakers in Washington, D.C. are...

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Aug 29, 2008

Hmong: European Parliament Address Human Rights...

Below is an article published by UNPO:Brussels, 28 August, 2008: Speaking before the ‘Secularism and Religions’ conference organized by the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE)...

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Aug 29, 2008

Hmong: European Parliament Address Human Rights...

Below is an article published by the Media Newswire:A major announcement was made on the human rights crisis and humanitarian catastrophe in Laos at the conclusion of a public hearing, organised on Monday...

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Aug 13, 2008

Hmong: War Crimes Trial Urged for Lao Military...

Below is an article published by Presszoom:Hmong National Development, Inc. HND a Washington, D.C. non-profit corporation, again urged the international war crimes tribunal officials  in The Hague,...

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Aug 07, 2008

Hmong: Hmong human rights organizations have urged...

Below is the abstract of an article published by World Hmong People’s Congress (WHPC) :   A coalition of Hmong NGOs in the United States, strongly urges U.S.  President  George...

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Aug 01, 2008

Hmong: Repatriation by Laotian Government Con...

Below is an article published by Media Newswire: In response to the recent forced repatriation and imprisonment of hundreds of Laotian and Hmong refugees in Laos, the  United League for Democracy...

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Jul 31, 2008

Hmong: DVD to address domestic violence

Below is an article published by the Wausau Daily Herald :Providing information to Wausau-area Hmong residents about how to fight domestic violence can be difficult, so officials plan to use a DVD to spread...

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Jul 29, 2008

Hmong: U.S. Congress to Laos: Stop Attacks Against...

Below is an article published by Media Newswire: Friday [25 July 2008] evening, on Capitol Hill, bipartisan legislation opposing egregious human rights violations and military attacks in Laos as well...

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Jul 23, 2008

Hmong: Laotian Hmong immigrants honour CIA 'secret...

Below is an article published by The Guardian :More than 600 people paid their respects [21 July 2008] to captain David Harold Kouba, an Iowa man whose dangerous life led him from crop-dusting in Mississippi...

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Jul 17, 2008

Hmong: Journalists Imprisoned After Unfair Trial,...

Below is an article published by Amnesty International : Thao Moua and Pa Fue Khang, both ethnic Hmong Lao nationals, are serving prison sentences of 12 and 15 years respectively following an apparently...

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Jul 15, 2008

Hmong: PRESS RELEASE: Gandhian NON-Violent Principles...

Below is a press release by World Hmong People’s Congress : The Training [on 4-5 July 2008] was very successful, with hundreds lined up and listened to the training for two days long from 8:00 AM...

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Jul 10, 2008

Hmong: JOINT STATEMENT on the forced repatriation...

Below is an article published by the Media Newswire:  The U.S. Senate letter was signed by Senator Russ Feingold, Senator Herb Kohl, Senator Amy Klobuchar, Senator Barbara Boxer, Sheldon Whitehouse,...

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Jun 27, 2008

Hmong: Refugees in Need of Medical Assistance

Below is a press release issued by Medecins Sans Frontieres: An estimated 800 ethnic Lao Hmong refugees were forcibly returned to Laos by the Thai government on Sunday, June 22, and the Thai authorities...

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Jun 23, 2008

Hmong: Persecution Awaits After Forced Repatr...

Thailand has sent 800 members of the Hmong ethnic minority back to Laos, an official said Monday [23 June 2008], despite international concern that the hill tribe could face persecution back home. Colonel...

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Jun 21, 2008

Hmong: Refugees Break from Camps

Below is an article published by The Nation: Some 5,000 Hmong refugees broke from their shelters at Phetchabun's Ban Huay Nam Khao on Friday [20 June 2008], heading to Bangkok to make their demands...

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Jun 17, 2008

Hmong: The World’s Forgotten Refugees

Below is an article published by Suab Hmong Radio : Chief Yong Tong Veng, head of the Hmong people at Petchabun camp, is desperate. 'We are hiding in this camp and no-one has come to help, the...

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Jun 12, 2008

Hmong: UNPO General Assembly Member Resolutio...

Below is a Member Resolution as presented and adopted before the IX UNPO General Assembly held during 16-17 May 2008 in Brussels, Belgium:   IX UNPO General Assembly16 - 17 May 2008, Brussels...

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Jun 11, 2008

Hmong: Rally in Support of Hunger Strike

On May 31, 2008 for the first a Hmong Hunger Strike was organized in the U.S., following Gandhian Non-violent principles. With the warm and full support of Hmong community in Minnesota and other regions...

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May 28, 2008

Hmong: Urgent Appeal For Help After Camp Burn...

Below is a press release issued by the World Hmong People’s Congress: Twenty-five Hmong leaders will be on a hunger strike [at the Food Smart, 544 University Ave. St. Paul, MN 55103] from 9:00...

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May 27, 2008

Hmong: Refugees Desperate for UN Intervention...

Below is an article published by the Bangkok Post: Hmong residents burned their temporary camp in Phetchabun province to back demands for the United Nations to step in and prevent their return to...

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May 26, 2008

Hmong: UNPO General Assembly Member Resolutio...

IX UNPO General Assembly16 - 17 May 2008, Brussels BelgiumMember Resolutionintroduced by:Hmong ChaofaDISTURBED by the annexation, colonial occupation and heavy militarization of Lao troops and Vietnamese...

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May 21, 2008

Hmong: Attacks Against Civilians Mount

Below is an article published by Media Newswire: Hundreds of civilian casualties and atrocities have resulted from these brutal new attacks by Lao and Vietnamese troops over the last two weeks, which...

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Apr 24, 2008

Hmong: International Inaction is Condemning a...

Below is an article written by Tom Rainey-Smith and published by the Seoul Times: The Hmong are a minority people facing annihilation eking out an existence in the mountainous northern region of Laos...

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Apr 05, 2008

Hmong: Religious Persecution Puts Lao Regime on...

Below is an article written by Anna Jones and published by Media Newswire Press Release Distribution / Center for Public Policy Analysis: Religious persecution against Lao and Hmong Christians and...

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Mar 17, 2008

Hmong: Rally for More Rights

More than 150 people gathered in St. Paul Minnesota to urge the United States and other international governments to ensure the rights of Hmong people. Below is an article written by Chris Havens published...

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Mar 14, 2008

Hmong: Living in Fear

One journalist shares his experience traveling among the Hmong in the Laotian jungles, highlighting the plight of the so called “forgotten tribe”. Below is an article by Tony Birtley published...

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Mar 07, 2008

Hmong: Out of the Pot and into the Fire

Human Rights Watch denounces the forced repatriation of Lao Hmong assylum seekers from Thailand as a violation of international law. Below is an article published by Human Rights Watch: The Thai government...

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Mar 04, 2008

Hmong: UNHCR Questions Deportation

U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) spokeswoman Kitty McKinsey said her agency questioned why these Hmong were returned to Laos. Below is an article published by Radio Free Asia: Armed Thai soldiers...

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Mar 01, 2008

Hmong: Refugees Jailed After Deportation

U.N. refugee agency is concerned about Thailand's recent repatriation of a small group of ethnic Hmong to Laos because of reports that they were sent back involuntarily. Below is an article published...

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Feb 19, 2008

Hmong: Villagers Deserve Justice & Protection

The deaths of three villagers have caused outrage and demands that Laos president Chommaly Sayasone do more to protect the Hmong. Below is an appeal published by the World Hmong People’s Congress: On...

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Feb 14, 2008

Hmong: UN Urgently Called Upon to Protect Rig...

Long neglected, the Hmong need international help to protect their rights as a marginalized group within South East Asia. Below is an article published by Al Jazeera: Leaders of Hmong refugees in Laos...

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Jan 28, 2008

Hmong Repatriation Delayed Despite UN Calls

Thailand’s new government has yet to indicate its stance on the case of Hmong refugees held in detention camps.  Until it does so, the Hmong remain in the camps, some of which are over...

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Dec 18, 2007

Hmong: Continued Violation in Laos

Since 1975 when the Lao People’s Republic was established, the Hmong Indigenous people have been targets of Lao authorities and call upon the international community to focus on their plight. Below...

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Dec 13, 2007

Laos: Human Rights Violation Still Present

As the world celebrated International Human Rights Day, the Lao Movement for Human Rights takes the opportunity to voice out the continued violations in Laos and denounces the attempt by the government...

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Oct 04, 2007

Hmong: Mass Deportation Endangers Thousands

With the UNHCR having been denied access to camps in Thailand, the decision for the refugees to be repatriated has caused widespread concern amongst human rights organisations, as their safety cannot be...

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Sep 24, 2007

Hmong: Forced Refugee Deportation Finalised

The Thai and Laotian governments have drawn up an official plan to forcibly repatriate Hmong refugees and relocate them in purpose-built villages outside the Laotian capital, much to the dismay of human...

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Aug 31, 2007

Hmong: Concern over Refugees

A number of organisations, including Amnesty International and the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), have drawn attention to the dire conditions in which Hmong refugees...

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Aug 21, 2007

Hmong: UN Pressure for Release of Refugees

The UNHCR has expressed its concern over 149 Hmong refugees currently detained in Thailand. Conditions within the camp had forced the detainees to stage a hunger strike. Especially worrying is the fact...

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Aug 17, 2007

Hmong: Repatriation Continues Despite Peril

The Thai Prime Minister has caused international concern by suggesting the further repatriation of Hmong refugees to Laos would “ease Thailand’s burden”.  Below is an article published...

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Aug 03, 2007

Hmong: Suppression Continues

Following killings and arrests of Hmong villagers by the Laotian army, the World Hmong People’s Congress has issued an appeal to the international community. UNPO is concerned by the situation of...

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Jun 14, 2007

Hmong: Largest Deportation

Rights groups have condemned what is considered the largest forceful repatriation of refugees by the government of Thailand in recent times, forcing 163 Hmong asylum seekers to return to Laos. Below...

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Jun 04, 2007

Hmong: Refugees Refouled

31 Hmongs seeking asylum in Thailand were repatriated to Laos on Friday 25 May 2007 where their safety cannot be guaranteed or monitored. Below is a letter written by Anselmo Lee, executive director of...

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Apr 13, 2007

Vietnam: Protest Planned in US

Below is a press release issued by The Montagnard Foundation: On Friday the 20th of April 2007 the Montagnard Foundation in conjunction with the Khmer Krom and Hmong peoples will conduct a peaceful demonstration...

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Mar 29, 2007

Hmong: Threat of Deportation

Below is an article published by Amnesty International: The Thai government has been threatening to deport 153 refugees from the Hmong minority to Laos. On 30 January, immigration officials dragged women...

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Mar 14, 2007

Hmong ChaoFa: Appeal for Release of Activist

Below is information issued by the Hmong ChaoFa: “On 01 March 2007, Mr. Kee Her, age 22, a Hmong ChaoFa political activist, was shot, resulting in injuries to his right arm and elbow. Mr. Kee Her...

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Feb 09, 2007

Hmong ChaoFa: Admitted to UNPO

The latest meeting of the UNPO Presidency, which met from 01 – 03 February at the European Parliament in Brussels, has continued pursuit of UNPO’s goal of giving a voice to all unrepresented...

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Feb 07, 2007

UNPO Admits Six New Members

Below is an article published by UNHCR News: The Hague, 07 February 2007 – In continued pursuit of its objective to give a voice to all nations and peoples working without adequate representation...

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Feb 07, 2007

Hmong ChaoFa: Admitted to UNPO

The latest meeting of the UNPO Presidency, which met from 01 – 03 February at the European Parliament in Brussels, has continued pursuit of UNPO’s goal of giving a voice to all unrepresented...

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Feb 05, 2007

Hmong: UNHCR Protests Refugee Deportation

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Jennifer Pagonis – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 30 January 2007, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva....

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Feb 03, 2007

Hmong: UN Protests Refugee Deportation

Below is an article published by UNHCR News: This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Jennifer Pagonis – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 30...

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