Status of Hmong graves at former Refugee Camps in Thailand

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SUAB HMONG NEWS (11/18/2016) – Suab Hmong News and Hmong Report traveled to Thailand to check on the status of Hmong graves at former Refugee Camps.

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We traveled to former Refugee Camps: Chiangkham, Nam Yao, Ban Vinai, and Wat Tham Krabok to follow up on the status of Hmong graves.

We found no evident of digging Hmong graves at Chiangkham and Nam Yao former refugee camp sites.

The cemetery area at Chiangkham former refugee camp site was bought by a Hmong group and they monitor the cemetery from time to time.

The cemetery area at Nam Yao former refugee camp site was on top of the mountain and access to them is ver difficult.

Evident show that Thai farmers take good care of Hmong graves that are in their farm land property.

“We witness culture wordship such as foods and water bottle on most of Hmong graves that are on Thai farmers’ property” Said Richard Wanglue Vang, News Anchor and Executive Producer for Suab Hmong Broadcasting.

We witness all Hmong graves at Ban Vinai former refugee camp site have been dug by Thai.

We found one that has not been dug but we do not know if it is belong to Hmong.

Soom Net, his nick name, a former security guard who is now living at Section 3 at former Ban Vinai refugee camp site, said about 10 years ago, he witness a crew of more than 1,000 people included soldier with gun came and dug all Hmong graves.
“They dug all Hmong graves and took all the bodies” said Soom Net.

At Wat Tham Krabok, we witness the aftermath of digging Hmong graves by Thai back in October 2005.

The clothing of the diseases still scatter on the ground as we walked through the aftermath area.

“It is very sad to see the aftermath even though it happened more than 10 years ago.  It shed a lot of my tears while I was walking through the aftermath area…” said Richard Wanglue Vang, News Anchor and Executive Producer for Suab Hmong Broadcasting.

The National Hmong Grave Desecration Committee based in the United States has been working on the Hmong grave desecration for many years will rebury more than 200 identified Hmong bodies (all bones) from Wat Tham Krabok at Ban Lao Ou on December 18, 2016.

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