The government of Laos has been accused of committing genocide against that country’s Hmong ethnic minority.
Some Hmong groups fought as CIA-backed units on the Royalist side in the Laos civil war. After the Pathet Lao took over the country in 1975, the conflict continued in isolated pockets. In 1977, a communist newspaper promised the party would hunt down the “American collaborators” and their families “to the last root”.
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... genocide against that country’s Hmong ethnic minority ... Some Hmong groups fought as CIA-backed units on the Royalist side in the Laos civil war ... Pathet Lao took over the country in 1975, the conflict continued in isolated pockets ...
... As many as 200,000 Hmong went into exile in Thailand, with many ending up in the USA ... A number of Hmong fighters hid out in mountains in Xiangkhouang Province for many years, with a remnant emerging from the jungle in 2003 ... living in Thailand, including several thousand Hmong people ...
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