>Defrocked Monk Released in Vietnam

>Tim Sakhorn seen here being sentenced by the Vietnamese court.

03 July 2008

Khmer audio aird 03 July 2008 (953 KB) – Download (MP3) audio clip
Khmer audio aird 03 July 2008 (953 KB) – Listen (MP3) audio clip

Tim Sakhorn , the Khmer Kampuchea Krom monk who was defrocked in Cambodia last year and subsequently detained in Vietnam, has been released, officials said Thursday.

Tim Sakhorn, who was accused of provoking unrest between the two countries, was jailed June 30, 2007, and released June 28.

Tim Sakhorn’s father said he sent the defrocked monk’s brother to Vietnam, to check on him, but Vietnamese authorities are taking him on a tour of the country, and he cannot be found.

Human Rights Watch issued a statement Thursday Tim Sakhorn should be allowed to move freely from Vietnam to Cambodia.

Vietnamese and Cambodian officials, meanwhile, say he can travel as he wishes.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s