LAO PDR Government Continues Chemical Warfare, Poisoning HMONG CHAOFA Indigenous in the Xaysombun Special Zone, Phou Bia Mountain, North-Central Laos
Monday, August 3, 2009
MINNEAPOLIS/EWORLDWIRE/Aug. 3, 2009 --- The following is a statement issued by the Congress of World Hmong People condemning ethnic cleansing and racial genocides, and a request for the Office of United Nation High Commissioner, CERD, CRC, the United States State Department, the European Parliaments, and The Office of Secretary General Mr. Ban Ki-Moon to intervene and investigate ongoing issues:
The LAO PDR Government continues to use chemical warfare, poisoning the HMONG CHAOFA indigenous families and children in the Xaysombun Special Zone, Phou Bia Mountain, North-Central Laos areas.
For over 30 years, the Lao Government denied the use of chemical warfare against the Hmong people in the Xaysombun Special Zone, Phou Bia areas. On the CERD (66th sessions) in 2005, The Lao Government denied these activities and continues its denial through the present day.
Mr. Chong Lor Her reports from Xaysombun Special Zones, Phou Bia Mountain, Laos, that on June 10, 2009, at 2:00 p.m. Asia Time, a PDR helicopter circled and sprayed chemical toxins several times over families and children in the Phou Bia areas.
On July 22, 2009, at 3:00 p.m. Asia Time, the same helicopter was again sighted circling these areas and spraying chemical poisoning on families and children.
The resulting symptoms of the chemical poisoning include vomiting, nausea, swelling, and diarrhea, which severely affected many children and families.
On July 13, 2009, at 2:45 p.m. Asia Time, the Lao PDR Troops invaded Mr. Vangchuechi village. Troops killed four family members and severely wounded five others. An 18-year-old girl from the slain family was raped before her execution.
On July 26, 2009, the Lao PDR again invaded Mr. Vangchuechi village causing an unknown number of casualties. Many children are still missing.
On July 26, 2009, north of Vangvieng, the Lao PDR invaded one village and severely wounded three females: a 35-year-old woman and two 12-year-old girls; one subsequently died of her injuries. Many children are missing in this location as well.
Conflicts in the Phou Bia and Northern Vangvieng zones are continuing, and the tally of current and future casualties is unknown. Wounded children and women have no medical help.
Congress of World Hmong People condemns the ethnic cleansing and racial genocides, and urges the Office of United Nation High Commissioner, CERD, CRC, the United States State Department, the European Parliaments, The Office of Secretary General Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, to intervene and investigate these ongoing ethnic cleansing and racial genocides.
Vice President, CWHP
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