Jan 13, 2009

Khmer Krom: Protesting Monks "Unafraid"

Active ImageDemonstrations against authorities over detention of former monk that “violates human rights” to be held.



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 Tim Sakhorn by Vietnamese authorities, activists said Sunday [11 January 2009].
Khmer Kampuchea Krom Human Rights Association's chief executive, Ang Chanrith, said the demonstration would be held in the near future but declined to give a date.

Yoeung Sin of the Khmer Krom Monks Association said he will join the protest, claiming the detention was a violation of human rights. Both activists said they weren't afraid to demonstrate, but will seek permission from the Interior Ministry for the rally.