Update: Hanoi Government Continues to Deny Killings; Area Remains Sealed Off to Outsiders

(Montagnard Foundation) A week after the first demonstration staged in Vietnam’s Central Highlands on 10 April 2004 that triggered a bloody reaction of Vietnamese authorities, the region remains sealed off. Hanoi denies any type of verification and assessment of the situation and has not responded to the appeal issued by American and European diplomats. Independent reports estimate that the number of victims needs to be put in the hundreds and that mass graves are being dug in secret places. At the same time, the ethnic