Profile

Yoeung Kaiy

Current Status: At risk

Photo of Yoeung Kaiy

Date of Birth:

Gender: M

Ethnicity: Khmer Krom

Occupation: Author

Areas of Activism:

  • Indigenous rights
  • Land rights

Details - Background, History of Activism.

Yoeung Kaiy lives and works in Dong Nai Province.

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Kaiy focuses on advocating for the rights of the Khmer Krom minority group and their protection in labor relations.

April 13, 2021: detained for distributing a United Nations document

  • Detention
  • Property confiscation
April 13-14, 2021
Public security
Dong Nai Province (map)

  • freedom from arbitrary arrest or detention
  • liberty and security of the person
  • freedom of expression

Yoeung Kaiy said that his house was searched by more than 100 public security officers on April 13. They confiscated over 100 of his books, his cellphone, and computers. The operation was carried out without presenting any warrant, Kaiy added. 

Kaiy himself was arrested and detained for 24 hours. When they released him, the public security returned his cellphone and computers. However, his books were permanently confiscated. They accused him of printing books “without permission” and of “tax evasion.” But even more interesting, the book in question is the United Nations’ Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, a document that should be freely distributed.

Profile last updated: 2021-05-31 23:40:52

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