24 Oct 2018
2-3 years ago, the Thai media paid more interest to the issue of the disabled, judging from the content appearing on television and in online media. I myself became immersed in this issue with the creation of the ThisAble.me website to pose questions about the lives of the disabled, and to explore the doubts of society about the ability and rights of this group and the misconceptions that they have to face.
28 Dec 2011
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.
22 Dec 2011
(New York, December 22, 2011) – 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.
13 Jan 2010
The Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA) expresses grave concern over the Thai military's attempts to suppress the news coverage of its deportation of 4,000 Hmong refugees from their camp in Thailand's northern province of Petchabun in December 2009.
1 Jan 2010
GENEVA – 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’s Democratic Republic is on-going despite numerous international protests.