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Forced Starvation Continues
Laos (FFC) Lao military forces continue to use forced starvation as a weapon against the U.S. Secret veterans and their families in the remote mountains of Laos. Their future remains uncertain.

Since the end of November, 2005, combined Lao PDR and SRV military units continue to buildup and have surrounded the veterans of the U.S. Secret veterans and their families. By early December, 2005, as the military campaign to wipe out the defenseless people in the jungle continues, leaders in the Xaysomboune Special Zone and Borikhamxay cried out to the United States government and the United Nations for intervention. Thus far, there have been no responses from the U.S. government, or the U.N. Since mid December 2005, the Lao PDR and Vietnamese military though not chasing and and hunting the veterans and their families, have surrounded them and occupied their food sources. The Lao PDR continues using starvation as a weapon to wipe out the former French and U.S. ally trapped in the mountainous jungles of Laos.

Between January 1, 2006 to February 2, 2006, reports from various groups in the mountainous jungles of Laos confirmed a total of 156 people have died from starvation, mostly affected are children under the age of ten. A report received on Wednesday afternoon, February 1, 2006, from Lee Dang and Choua Pao Xiong, leaders in the northern part of Vientiane Province, reported twenty adults and forty-one children have died from starvation. On February 2, 2006, FFC also received a confirmed report from Yang Toua Thao and Moua Toua Ter, leaders in the Xaysomboune Special Zone, indicated that thirty-six adults and fifty children, under the age of ten, have died from starvation. As for the group visited by the BBC in March of 2004, under the leadership of Wa Leng Lee, and another group under the leadership of Wa Meng Yang who's at the border of Laos and Vietnam in the Borikhamxay Province, also reported six adults and twenty-three children have died from starvation.

The desperate plight of the U.S. Secret veterans and their families continues as the Lao PDR and Vietnamese military continues to buildup to surround them.

The Fact Finding Commission is dedicated to exposing the plight of the veterans of the U.S. Secret War who have hid in the mountains and jungles of Laos for the past thirty years to escape the retribution of the communist Lao government for their loyalty services to the United States during the War in Southeast Asia.

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