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FN Posted: Fri Aug 26 20:44:21 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  I don't know if you guys know anything about this, I didn't untill I saw a documentary about it yesterday.

Some BBC journalist that went to visit these people (some 8000 where left to be still alive in vietnam, down from about 30 000 a few years earlier) who live in camps deep in the jungle to avoid the in intensity growing vietnamese army patrols. He actually was almost discovered and shot himself by a patrol while they were on a 2 day walking trip to the camp.

The pure misery and feeling of betrayal these people felt is something I've rarely seen, and I've seen quite a few documentaries of this type.

Their children and women got shot at and/or raped when they were searching for roots to eat, and the guys in that particular camp had a gun if they were lucky, with at the very most 10 bullet left, one guy only had 2. A 10 year old kid got shot a few days before the reporter came to the camp and the child was just lying there waiting to die it seems since they had nothing to treat or disinfect the wound.

I tried searching some info about these people on the internet but only found 1 article about them that told a little about their situation and how they got there.



http://lists.jammed.com/IWAR/1997/12/0130.html


 
FN Posted: Fri Aug 26 20:52:07 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Le reportage se passe de commentaires... en espérant qu'il pourra faire bouger les choses. Merci à Grégoire Deniau et Guillaume Léger qui ont pris de gros risques pour nous montrer la réalité. 30000 en 1990, 8000 aujourd'hui, si rien n'est fait rapidement, les Hmongs seront tous exterminés d'ici quelques années.



A comment I found about the actual program.

Basicly it says that both journalists took very big risks to show people the reality of the situation and that there were 30000 of these people left in 1990, and only 8000 today and if no help is given they'll be exterminated in a few years.

(Which would be due to the fact that the Vietnamese army is hunting them as they are seen as collaborators with the US)


 
ifihadahif Posted: Fri Aug 26 22:11:20 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  http://www.peoplesoftheworld.org/text?people=H'mong


 
Posted: Sat Aug 27 02:50:39 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H'mong



 



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