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Laos: Foreigners Can Visit Restricted Areas - 2004-09-25


Laos Prime Minister Bounnyang Vorachit says his country will allow foreign diplomats and aid workers to travel to the country's restive areas.

In an interview with Reuters, Mr. Bounnyang denied allegations by human rights groups that Laos discriminates against the country's ethnic minorities, insisting they are treated well.

He declined to comment on a recent Amnesty International report, accusing Lao government troops of killing and mutilating five Hmong children in May.

A Lao Foreign Ministry spokesman previously denied the allegations, saying video evidence about the attack may have been staged.

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