Vietnam

05/26/2005

Statement to the 4th Session of PFII May 16-27, UN Headquarters New York, NY Distributed by Mr. Kok Ksor

Ladies and Gentlemen:

Since 1975, after the communist government of Vietnam expropriated our lovely homeland the Central Highlands, the Vietnamese government has never stop arresting, imprisoning, torturing and even killing the Montagnard or D
05/25/2005

Vietnamese Protestants Report Abuse, Despite Premier's Order

BANGKOK—Two months after Prime Minister Phan Van Khai banned religious persecution, local authorities in northern and central Vietnam are still exerting heavy-handed pressure on Protestants to renounce their faith, Protestants from both regions have
05/21/2005

UN: VIETNAM RENEWS ATTACK AGAINST TRP

New York, 20 May 2005 In a statement delivered before the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations, an ECOSOC sub-body, Mr. Nguyen Tat Thanh, Deputy Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN, said that the Transnational Radical Party had allo
05/16/2005

Statement of Kok Ksor at the Permanent Forum Indigenous Peoples in New York, United Nations

STATEMENT TO THE 4TH SESSION OF Permanent Forum Indigenous Peoples

May 16 – 27, 2005 at UN Headquarters in New York

Ladies and Gentlemen:

For thousands of years the Montagnard / Degar people have lived on their lovely homeland
05/12/2005

Vietnamese Christian Released Early from Prison

A children's Sunday school teacher in Vietnam has been released from jail by communist authorities. The president of Open Doors USA says public pressure was the key to the prisoner's early release.

Le Thi Hong Lien, 20, was arrested months a
05/06/2005

Radio Australia - News - US announces deal with Vietnam on religious freedom

Vietnam and the United States have reached an agreement on religious freedom.

US officials say Vietnam has released a number of religious prisoners and allowed churches to reopen, among other measures.

Last year, the United States class
05/05/2005

Open Letter to Australian Prime Minister John Howard from President of the Montagnard Foundation in anticipation of Vietnamese PM visit to Australia

Dear Hon. Prime Minister John Howard,

As you personally prepare to meet with the Vietnamese Prime Minister, Phan Van Khai in his visit to Australia, I now write to you and to the Australian government about the situation of our people – the in
04/30/2005

Accent on economics as Vietnam fetes 30th anniversary of war's end

Ho Chi Minh City. Tens of thousands of people marked the 30th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War with a colourful commemoration that pushed aside communist ideology to focus on economic prosperity. The entire city centre was decked out with la
04/28/2005

Vietnam announces mass amnesty

An amnesty has been announced in Vietnam for more than 7,750 prisoners to mark the 30th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War.
Among those to be freed to mark the April 30th anniversary of the fall of Saigon to communist forces are a number of
04/27/2005

7000 prisoners to be released

VIETNAM will free 7,751 prisoners, including political prisoners and 19 foreigners, to mark the 30th anniversary this weekend of the end of the Vietnam War, the police have announced.
President Tran Duc Luong had ordered the amnesty to mark the an
04/26/2005

Viet Nam: Release all prisoners of conscience immediately

Amnesty International warmly welcomes reports that two prisoners of conscience will soon be released as part of an amnesty for more than 7500 prisoners. The amnesty marks the 30th anniversary of the end of the Viet Nam War on 30 April.
Among those
04/11/2005

Item 15: indigenous issues, statement delivered by: Mr. Kok Ksor

COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS
61st Session, Geneva, March 14 – April 22, 2005

item 15: indigenous issues

delivered by: Mr. Kok Ksor

Mr. Chairman,

My name is Kok Ksor and I speak on behalf of the Transnational Radical Par
04/11/2005

GENEVA COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS: KOK KSOR CALLS FOR INTERNATIONAL OBSERVERS TO ENTER VIETNAM TO PROTECT THE MONTAGNARDS AND STOP THEIR RELIGIOUS AND POLITICAL PERSECUTION

Geneva, 11 April, 2005

Today, Mr. Kok Ksor, President of the Montagnard Foundation and member of the General Council of the Transnational Radical Party took the floor at the Geneva Commission on Human Rights to call for an immediate interven
04/09/2005

Montagnard Refugees Need International Support

Unrest has rocked Vietnam's Central Highlands since February 2001, when thousands of indigenous Montagnards took to the streets to protest widespread confiscation of their ancestral lands and religious repression.
The latest wave of Montagnards f
04/06/2005

RTRS-VIETNAM DISSIDENT MONK MAKES RARE PUBLIC PLEA

GENEVA, April 5 – A leader of a banned Vietnamese Buddhist group pleaded on Tuesday for an end to religious and political persecution in his country in a rare public message smuggled to the U.N.’s top human rights body. In a tape recording made secre
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