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Cambodia Recommends 13 Montagnards for Refugee Status

Thirteen Vietnamese Montagnards have been recommended for refugee status by Cambodian authorities, pending approval by the Minister of the Interior. But even as the news came Monday, so, too, did reports that 36 others who had fled Vietnam were arrested and deported last week. Chhay Thy, a coordinator for the rights group Adhoc in Ratanakkiri province, said the 36, whom he referred to by the Cambodian name Jarai, were arrested when they tried to flee to Phnom Penh in three vans on the...

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