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Rainsy summoned for 'treason' over alleged Montagnard deal

Former opposition leader Sam Rainsy has been summoned from exile to answer a charge of “treason” over an alleged agreement he made with a pro-Montagnard activist. Phnom Penh Municipal Court deputy prosecutor Sieng Sok issued a letter on Thursday to summon Rainsy as a “suspect” ...

Chhay Channyda
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rainsy-summoned-treason-over-alleged-montagnard-deal

UN to grill government over Montagnards

UNHCR, the U.N.’s refugee agency, will question the government over its decision to deny asylum to the majority of Montagnards left in Cambodia, officials said, a month after the group was criticized for its role in repatriating some of the asylum-seekers to Vietnam. ...

Aun Pheap and George Wright
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/un-to-grill-government-over-montagnards-130423/

Vietnamese police pay a visit to Montagnards

Vietnamese police visited a group of Montagnards in Phnom Penh on Tuesday in an effort to persuade them to return to Vietnam, where the asylum-seekers claim to have fled systematic government persecution, a member of the group said on Wednesday. ...

Khuon Narim and George Wright
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/vietnamese-police-pay-a-visit-to-montagnards-113833/

A dreaded homecoming

With the deadline looming for hundreds of Montagnard asylum seekers in Cambodia to return “voluntarily” to the site of their alleged persecution or be forced back across the border, a group who have spent months living in the shadows this week spoke out about their ...

Alice Cuddy and Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/dreaded-homecoming

Farmer says Montagnards crossed river

An ethnic Jarai villager in Ratanakkiri province said Monday that two men claiming to be Montagnard asylum seekers approached him on his farm on Sunday looking for help after swimming across the Sesan River to escape Vietnamese police three days earlier. ...

Aun Pheap
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/farmer-says-montagnards-crossed-river-85627/

Montagnard minder tells of ordeal in Vietnam

As police closed in on Montagnard asylum seekers hiding in the forests of Ratanakkiri province last week, Klan Hoeun, 42, said Wednesday that he knew he had to at least try to get the group to Phnom Penh, to safety. ...

Aun Pheap and Chris Mueller
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/montagnard-minder-tells-of-ordeal-in-vietnam-79137/

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