Vietnam Authority Arrests Venerable Lieu Ny and Venerable Thach Thuol

Urgent Appeal to Release Khmer-Krom Buddhist Monks and Two Civilians

The latest news from Kampuchea-Krom have revealed that Venerable Thach Thuol and Lieu Ny from Tra Set temple, Vinh Hai Commune,  Vinh Chau District, Soc Trang and two others, Thach Phum Rich and Thach Tha have been apprehended by Vietnamese Authorities on the evening of May 20th 2013.

Their location and condition are unknown at this point.

KKF is concerned about the safety of these individuals and would like to seek the help of the foreign embassies in Vietnam and Human Rights organizations around the world to urge Vietnam to:

  • Release Venerable Lieu Ny, Venerable Thach Thuol, Thach Phum Rich and Thach Tha without any conditions.
  • Do not torture Venerable Lieu Ny and Venerable Thach Thoul to force them confess their allege crimes that Vietnam accuses them just like Vietnam did to Ven. Ly Chanh Da of Prey Chop temple.

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