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Montagnards stage Phnom Penh protest

ICC Note:

The recent repatriation of 28 Vietnamese refugees has sparked a protest in the capital of Cambodia, where most of the Christians fled in 2001 after staging protests in Vietnam over land rights and religious freedom.


7/18/07 Vietnam (AustralianBroadcasting) Dozens of Vietnamese asylum seekers have staged a protest in the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh, against the forced return of some of their friends and relatives.
The demonstration by the mainly Christian tribespeople from Vietnam’s Central Highlands was triggered by the recent repatriation of 28 refugees.
The four-hour protest ended when 40 armed riot police arrived on the scene and threatened to break up the rally.

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