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Human Rights Monitor

Khmer-Krom Prisoners of Conscience

Since May 20, 2013, Venerable Lieu Ny, Venerable Thach Thuol, Thach Phum Rich, and Thach Tha from Tra Set Temple, Vinh Hai Commune, Vinh Chau District, Soc Trang Province have been arrested, their whereabouts are still unknown.

It has been three months already since Venerable Lieu Ny, Venerable Thach Thuol, Thach Phum Rich, and Thach Tha were arrested and the Vietnamese authority still does not bring them to court. It shows that the Vietnamese authority could not find any evidents to sentence them and hopefully does not torture them to confess the crimes that they do not commit.

In reality, Venerable Lieu Ny and Venerable Thach Thuol do not violate any law or Buddhist rules as they appealed before their arrested in this Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZMef1nAtGQ

As of this time, the Vietnamese authority still does not allow their family members to visit or tell their family members their whereabouts.

If Vietnam is a country that respects religious freedom and the human rights treaties that Vietnam ratified, then Vietnam must release them without any condition. Vietnam must not use torture against them. If something happens to Venerable Lieu Ny, Venerable Thach Thuol, Thach Phum Rich, the Leaders of Vietnam must be fully responsible for it.

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