Friday, July 20, 2007 By Moeung Tum Radio Free Asia Translated from Khmer by Socheata The Khmer Kampuchea-Krom Federation (KKF) and representatives of Khmer Kampuchea-Krom people living in Cambodia, as well as those living in Australia, Canada, France, Italy, New Zealand, and the USA, are paying a lot of attention on the safety of defrocked Monk Tim Sakhorn. Several Khmer Krom groups both inside and outside of the country have issued a news declaration, on Friday, demanding that the government of Cambodia clearly shows the location where the Cambodian authority deported Monk Tim Sakhorn to in Kampuchea Krom (South Vietnam) on 2 and 3 July 2007, and they also ask that Monk Tim Sakhorn be brought back to Cambodia. The KKF asked the Cambodian government to protect the safety of Monk Tim Sakhorn in accordance with the human rights protection law because the action taken by the Cambodian authority to defrock Monk Tim Sakhorn was illegal. Monk Tim Sakhorn is a Cambodian citizen who was born in Kampuchea Krom (South Vietnam), he is 40-year-old and he lived in Cambodia since 1979. The KKF said that, in addition to Monk Tim Sakhorn, there are 5 other Khmer Krom monks who are currently being oppressed by the Vietnamese authority which jailed them in Khleang province (Soc Trang province) without proper, transparent and fair judgment. These 5 Khmer Krom monks are: Monks Danh Thol, Kim Muol, Ly Huong, Thach Thoeung, and Ly Suong.