Ven. Luon Sovath, student of the renowned Vipassana Master, Ven. Ketodhammo Som Bunthoeun, talks about Human Rights, Buddhism, Khmer language & culture and his trip in U.S.A. Ven. Luon Sovath wins 2012 Martin Ennals Award. He witnessed his family and fellow villagers being forcibly evicted from their homes in 2009. Since then he has been a strong advocate against forced evictions, which remove families from their homes, often violently and little or no compensation. Despite threats to his person, of arrest and disrobing, the Venerable Sovath, a non-violent Buddhist monk, uses videos, poems and songs to defend the right to housing. His advocacy touches powerful economic interests. The threats against the Venerable Sovath are very real. Human Rights First is a member of the Jury that selected the Venerable Sovath.
Sorry, this is in Khmer language only