Vietnam Populist Party
How would the Press and journalists raise their voices according to the true sense of the word “freedom”? How would the Press – once established – carry out its true God given role, critics and build a sustainable social justice for everyone, not bow or tremble before the danger of imminent foreign invasion?
It is therefore high time for the Vietnamese Press and its citizens-journalists to exercise their independent free will and answer these questions. Then to follow the experiment of the most progressive civil society in the world, thus one of the solutions commands us to establish an Independent Vietnam Journalists Association.
By Lauren Crothers | June 3, 2014
While there can be no doubt of the depth of the horrors inflicted upon Cambodia’s population between 1975 and 1979, sexualized crimes committed specifically against the country’s ethnic minority communities have largely been shrouded in silence.
On Monday, however, the Cambodian Defenders Project released a series of first-person accounts from more than 100 ethnic Vietnamese, Khmer Krom, Khmer Islam and Cham Muslim people in six provinces that together paint a vivid picture of the Khmer Rouge regime’s sustained efforts to marginalize, outbreed and ultimately extinguish their ways of life.
For the minority communities in six provinces, the years between the regime’s rise and fall were marked by deliberate, sustained and sometimes fatal sexualized violence in the form of rape, forced marriage and sexual slavery, lead researcher Rochelle Braaf found.
“Sexual violence appears to have been another method by which the Khmer Rouge persecuted minorities,” the report says.
“Ethnic minorities were sometimes and in some locations targeted for purges. In circumstances where ethnic minority women were to be killed, respondents indicated that women were often raped first,” it said.
Jobs, schooling and state resources are closed to those without papers