Cambodia: Arbitrary killings of ethnic Vietnamese

As the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC) continues its process of withdrawal, grave human rights abuses are still occurring in a context of widespread violence and a judicial system which is incapable of serious enforcement of any existing legal code. Since the beginning of the UNTAC operation in early 1992, almost 130 ethnic Vietnamese civilians have been killed and at least 75 have been injured as a result of targeted, politically motivated attacks. A number of others are missing and are presumed to have been killed. Responsibility for these attacks has been placed in nearly all cases with the forces of the Partie of Democratic Kampuchea (PDK), or Khmer Rouge. This report details some of the instances of these killings in 1992 and 1993.

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