December 18, 2007

Hmong: Continued Violation in Laos

Since 1975 when the Lao People’s Republic was established, the Hmong Indigenous people have been targets of Lao authorities and call upon the international community to focus on their plight.

Since 1975 when the Lao People’s Republic was established, the Hmong Indigenous people have been targets of Lao authorities and call upon the international community to focus on their plight.

Below is an article published by Hmong ChaoFa State:

The Hmong Indigenous people continue[d] being attacked by the Lao government military and Vietnamese mercenary causing deaths and injuries. The deaths of the Hmong Indigenous people have surpassed 230,000 since Lao PDR took power in 1975.

The deaths and injuries transpired as followed –

On October 12, 2007, Lao troop and Vietnamese mercenary using AK 47 and B40 - 51 assaulted and killed two Hmong civilians, names are:

1. Vang Chong Lee, age 20, male

2. Pa Chia Vue, age 52, female 

On November 18, 2007, Lao military using B8 helicopter spraying chemical toxin, yellow rain at approximately 9:00 am causing dizziness, vomiting and diarrhea. On November 19, 2007, Lao troop and a band of Vietnamese mercenary using AK 47 and B40-51 assaulted and killed two Hmong civilians, names are:

1. Chao Lee, age 60, female

2. Ong Her, age 30, female

On November 20, 2007, Lao troop and a band of Vietnamese mercenary using AK 47 killed one and wounded four people, names are:

1. Ger Lor, age 15, male (died from gun shot)

Those that were wounded –

1. Ka Thao, age 14, male

2. Va Yang, age 16, male

3. Yeng Lor, age 17, male

4. Chue Lor, age 18, male 

We call upon the international community to urge the Lao government to immediately cease fire and allow international access so that humanitarian aid can be provided and permit Representatives of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Special Rapporteur on minority rights and Special Raporteur on the Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms of Indigenous people to visit the areas so that a peaceful political solution of the Hmong ChaoFa and Lao conflict can be achieved.

Source: Hmong ChaoFa State