Thailand should not deport a group of Lao Hmong asylum seekers because they face grave danger of persecution if returned to their homeland, U.S.-based Human Rights Watch said on Monday.
Human Rights Watch said Thailand was preparing to deport a group of 152 Hmong, including 77 children and eight babies.
The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees had already recognized 104 members of the group as refugees, Human Rights Watch said, while the rest are in the process of having their status determined.
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Adam Tanner of Reuters reported today:
Posted by Jotman on Wednesday, December 13, 2006