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100 Vietnamese Montagnards May be Relocated to US

  • VOA News

More than 100 Vietnamese Montagnards were who forcibly repatriated from Cambodia earlier this month may get a chance to resettle in the United States.

A spokesman for the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi (Lou Lantner) says U.S. and Vietnamese officials are discussing possible options, including resettling the Montagnards in the United States.

The spokesman tells VOA that Hanoi supports the review of the case.

The Montagnards, from Vietnam's Central Highlands were among several hundred who fled to Cambodia last year after security forces cracked down on demonstrators protesting Hanoi's land confiscation policy and lack of religious freedom.

They were forcibly sent back to Vietnam after the United Nations denied them refugee status.