Advocacy Group Urges Khmer Krom to Fight for Self-Determination in Vietnam

Human Rights Watch has documented what it calls serious human rights abuses committed against the Khmer Krom by the Vietnamese authorities, including the arrest of political dissidents.

Washington, D.C – Members of the Khmer Krom ethnic minority group and experts will meet in The Hague, Netherlands, in early June to attend the Second World Conference, which focuses on “Khmer Krom’s right to self-determination”.

The continuing international advocacy effort is aimed at promoting freedom and respect for Khmer Krom human rights in southern Vietnam, which was granted to the Vietnamese administration by France on independence, but which is home to a large population of ethnic Khmer people, known as Khmer Krom.

During a visit to Washington this week to meet with US State Department officials and the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) to continue their work, Prak Sereivuth, president of the Khmer Kampuchea-Krom Federation (KKF), who led the delegation, told VOA Khmer in Washington, DC, that non-violent protest action was justified to highlight abuses against the Khmer Krom.

In full: https://www.voacambodia.com/a/advocacy-group-urges-khmer-krom-to-fight-for-self-determination-in-vietnam/4895992.html

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