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By Pimkamon Pichitsiri, Kunravee Sukhimoke |
<p>Young Hmong wives are using TikTok to expose the slave-like conditions they have to ensure with their husbands&rsquo; families. Despite the bonds of kinship, their lives of unpaid labour and denied freedoms are seen by experts as crossing a red line under anti-human trafficking law.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>The indigenous Hmong community on Mon Jam, a mountain in Chiang Mai&rsquo;s Mae Rim District and now a famous tourist destination, staged a protest on Monday (29 August) to block forestry officials from demolishing their houses and homestays.</p>
By Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network |
<p>On December 27, 2011 the Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network sent an open letter to the Prime Minister of Thailand, Yingluck Shinawatra on the deportation of a Hmong refugee and his family for the second time. In the letter, the group strongly urges the Thai government to reconsider its ill advised action and review its policy and procedure on refugees seeking asylum in Thailand, and calls on the Thai government to ensure that Ka Yang is not persecuted by the Lao PDR government and is released and permitted full freedom of movement. </p>
By Human Rights Watch |
<p>(New York, December 22, 2011) &ndash; Authorities in Thailand forcibly handed over a registered refugee, Ka Yang, and his family to Laotian officials at the Thai-Lao border in Ubon Ratchathani province on December 17, 2011. The move violates international law, Human Rights Watch said today.</p>
By Southeast Asian Press Alliance |
<p>The Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA) expresses grave concern&nbsp;over the Thai military's attempts to suppress the news coverage of&nbsp;its deportation of 4,000 Hmong refugees from their camp in&nbsp;Thailand's northern province of Petchabun in December 2009.</p>
<p>GENEVA &ndash; Two independent experts of the UN Human Rights Council -the Special Rapporteur on torture, Manfred Nowak, and the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, Jorge A. Bustamante- expressed their grave concern at reports that the forcible return of large numbers of Hmong from Thailand to the Lao People&rsquo;s Democratic Republic is on-going despite numerous international protests.&nbsp;</p>