Stop deporting Cambodian refugees

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The Bangkok Post

The recent deportation of three internationally recognised Cambodian refugees provoked an international outcry, much to Thailand’s embarrassment. The first two were deported from Thailand on Nov 9, while the third was sent back home on Nov 20 to also face the risk of political persecution. Such efforts to “push back” refugees have regrettably tarnished Thailand’s generally commendable policy and practice of offering refuge to persons fleeing persecution and other dangers from foreign territories. This is all the more poignant since Thailand’s human rights record is in the middle of being asses…

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