Abhisit regime again targets refugees

2 02 2011

AFP has a report, building on several others over the past week, regarding Human Rights Watch’s call for the Thai government to “urgently allow the UN refugee agency access to more than 200 detained boat people who are at risk of ‘atrocious’ persecution in Myanmar [Burma]…”.

There are now some  226 from the Rohingya ethnic group in Thailand and they are apparently “being prepared for repatriation…”. Yet another forced repatriation!

HRW says that “Thailand has repeatedly refused to give the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) access to the detainees…”. Of course they have. This is government policy.


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