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Leuprecht Hopes UN Will Resume KR Talks Tribunal

UN human rights envoy Peter Leuprecht said Friday he “personally regrets” the breakdown of discussions between the UN and Cambodia on a Khmer Rouge...

Gov’t Slams UNHCR Over Deportations

Government officials Wednes­day accused the UN High Com­missioner for Refugees of secretly bringing 63 Montagnards from Vietnam into Cambodia. The group was caught Saturday...

Montagnard Deportation Concerns UN Envoy

The UN human rights envoy to Cambodia, Peter Leuprecht, said Monday he was “deeply concerned” by Saturday’s deportation of 63 Montagnards who had fled...

UN Criticizes Montagnard Deportation

The immediate deportation of 63 Montagnards in Ratanakkiri province Saturday has drawn fire from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees as it struggles to...

UN Agrees to Additional Montagnard Talks

Hoping to revive a Montagnard repatriation deal that appears dead, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees has agreed to meet with Cambodia and Vietnam,...

US Pressures UN on Montagnard Repatriation

US pressure is mounting on Cambodia, Vietnam and the UN to restart a Montagnard repatriation plan that derailed last weekend, with members of US...

Beatings of Montagnards Condemned

Montagnard asylum seekers in Mondolkiri province were beaten with electric batons by Cambodian police during a “heated exchange” with a visiting Vietnamese delegation Friday,...

Delegation Set to Visit Montagnards

Amid fears of a push to get Montagnard asylum seekers to return home prematurely, a high-level delegation of Cambodian and Vietnamese officials is scheduled...

Sam Rainsy Members Plan to March on NEC

Sam Rainsy Party supporters will take to the streets Saturday morning to protest the National Election Committee’s rejection of their demands to hold recounts...

Montagnards Repatriated by UN Agency

Fifteen Montagnard asylum seekers returned to Vietnam’s Central Highlands Tuesday in the first round of UN-organized repatriations aimed at ending a year-long hill tribe...

Rights Group Assails Repatriation Scheme

The US-based group Human Rights Watch has blasted the re­patriation this week of more than 1,000 Montagnards who came under UN care in Cambodia...

Montagnard Repatriation Is Delayed

Saturday’s scheduled repatriation of 109 Montagnard asylum seekers by the UN High Commis­sioner for Refugees has been pushed back amid criticism that the agency...

100 Montagnards Volunteer for Repatriation

Nearly 100 Montagnard asylum seekers in Ratanakkiri province have signed up for voluntary repatriation and could return to their homes in Vietnam’s Central High­lands...

Rights Groups Reject VN Repatriation Plan

A plan that could repatriate some if not all of the almost 1,000 Montagnards from Viet­nam’s Central Highlands now under UN care in Cambodia...

US Ambassador Seeks Clarifications on Montagnard Deal

US Ambassador Kent Wiede­mann on Wednesday said he expects to file a formal request with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Cambodia and Vietnam...

VN Grants UN Access to Central Highlands

Officials with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees will begin visiting Vietnam’s Central Highlands “as soon as possible” in an effort to start repatriating...

Montagnards Have Choice On Return: UN

None of the Montagnard asylum seekers now in Cambodia will be forced to return to Vietnam, the UN High Commissioner for Ref­ugees head of...

Officials Set Date for Montagnard Discussions

Senior regional officers from the UN’s High Commissioner for Refugees plan to meet Jan 21 in Phnom Penh with Cambodian and Vietnamese officials to...

Sam Rainsy Testifies About Sok Yoeun Case in Thailand

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy said Monday in a Thai court that Prime Minister Hun Sen masterminded the 1998 Siem Reap rocket attack widely claimed...

Dark Mood Settles Over Refugee Camp

sen monorom, Mondolkiri prov­ince - Preperations were under way Monday for two celebrations in this hillside camp for the ap­proximately 560 Montagnard asylum seekers...