Vietnam Arrests Khmer Krom Family Over Land Dispute Clash

Vietnamese authorities in Kien Giang province have arrested a Khmer Krom minority family of six for their involvement in a violent confrontation during a forced eviction last month, relatives told RFA Tuesday.

After their arrest on Sunday, the six were questioned for several hours before five of them were released, while the last member of the family remains in custody.

Witnesses told RFA’s Vietnamese Service on May 11 that 10 farmers were injured May 5, as the police in Kien Giang province’s Phu My district confiscated digging vehicles, with police using batons and tear gas, and the Khmer Krom farmers hitting back with rods and throwing mud.

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