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UNHCR-recognized refugees forced back to Laos<

Wednesday, 30 December 2009, 11:52 am | Joe Davy

The Thai military has announced its plans to deport the remaining 400 Hmong refugees back to Laos. The majority of them are UNHCR-recognized refugees living in the Lop Buri and Bangkok areas. More >>

Thai government human rights double-talk

Tuesday, 29 December 2009, 10:31 am | Joe Davy

While the Thai government continues to defensively insist that measures are being taken to ensure that human rights are not violated during the mass forced repatriation of Hmong refugees to Laos, nothing could be further from the truth. More >>

Hmong Refugees Startled By Weapons Fire

Friday, 9 October 2009, 12:59 pm | Joe Davy

Last night, Hmong refugees detained in northern Thailand’s Huay Nam Khao camp were startled when they heard bursts of automatic weapons fire. Panicky camp residents feared a mass deportation was about to begin under the cover of night. More >>

Hmong refugees just want clean water

Friday, 18 September 2009, 12:32 pm | Joe Davy

Today marks 34 months that a group of 158 Hmong refugees have been detained in an overcrowded immigration jail in Nong Khai, Thailand. All of them are UNHCR-recognized refugees with legitimate fears of persecution if returned to Laos, the country they ... More >>

Jungle Hmong under attack

Wednesday, 16 September 2009, 4:41 pm | Joe Davy

On September 5, 2009, the Lao military attacked a small group of jungle Hmong in Saysomboun Special Zone’s Phu Bia area. Five Hmong were reportedly wounded during the attack. More >>

Hmong await wolf in sheep’s clothing

Thursday, 6 August 2009, 3:38 pm | Joe Davy

Hmong refugees detained in northern Thailand’s Huay Nam Khao camp are awaiting Friday’s visit of a Lao government delegation led by Brigadier General Bouasieng Champaphanh, chairman of the Sub-committee on Lao-Thai Border Security. More >>

Thai military PsyOp campaign targets Hmong

Friday, 31 July 2009, 11:52 am | Joe Davy

Hmong refugees living at Huay Nam Khao camp, Petchabun province in northern Thailand have become the victims of what seems to be a Thai military PsyOps campaign geared at coercing them to return to Laos, a clear violation of international law. More >>

Hmong refugees fear forced deportation attempt

Wednesday, 1 July 2009, 4:29 pm | Joe Davy

Hmong refugees held at Nong Khai jail, Thailand fear they may be secretly deported to Laos this coming July 4th weekend when the diplomatic community is off on holiday. The fear comes from recent unexplained and suspicious visits to the facility by high-level ... More >>

Hmong Refugees Not Worried About Swine Flu

Thursday, 28 May 2009, 2:23 pm | Joe Davy

Against all odds, 158 Hmong refugees, mainly young innocent children, have survived over 30 months of captivity in two tiny 9 by 9 meter cells at Nong Khai jail. They have been held under 22-hour lockdown 7 days per week. They have been gassed by Lao ... More >>

Lao Government Continues To Hold Hmong Refugees

Saturday, 2 May 2009, 2:46 pm | Joe Davy

Yesterday, the Lao state-controlled newspaper Vientiane Times quoted the Lao Foreign Ministry spokesman criticizing Thailand for its recent offer to allow 158 UNHCR-recognized Hmong refugees resettlement in third countries. The offer was made last week while ... More >>

Tensions rise in Huay Nam Khao camp

Thursday, 23 April 2009, 3:16 pm | Joe Davy

Wednesday morning, Thai soldiers went to the home of blacklisted Hmong refugee Ka Pao Lor in order to arrest him for deportation to Laos. Knowing he was being targeted for arrest he was able to evade authorities. More >>

Thai Military Using Food Deprivation

Friday, 10 April 2009, 1:52 pm | Joe Davy

In a desperate attempt to force Joua Va Yang, a former BBC jungle guide, back to Laos the Thai military is using food deprivation against his wife and children, including his four year-old child. More >>

BBC Guide Beaten By Thai Military

Wednesday, 1 April 2009, 3:56 pm | Joe Davy

While the Thai Foreign Minister has given public assurances to the international community that repatriation of the Lao-Hmong shall take place on a voluntary basis, the Thai military seems to have its own ideas on how to deal with the situation. More >>

Thai authorities arrest BBC guide for deportation

Sunday, 29 March 2009, 2:47 pm | Joe Davy

Around 8:30 pm Saturday night, Thai authorities in Huay Nam Khao camp arrested Joua Va Yang, a former guide for the BBC. Witnesses on the scene claim that authorities had beaten Mr Yang very badly during the arrest. More >>

Forced repatriation of Hmong begins

Tuesday, 3 February 2009, 10:20 am | Joe Davy

On February 2, 2009, Thai authorities plan on repatriating a group of 187 Hmong to Laos. Sources inside Huay Nam Khao camp claim that roughly 40 in this group are being forced back against their will. Among those unwilling to return is a political refugee ... More >>

Hmong refugee children mark 800 days of torture

Sunday, 25 January 2009, 12:48 pm | Joe Davy

While Hmong refugee children cry throughout the night, due to a wide malady of prison-induced diseases caused by unsanitary water and overcrowded mosquito-infested cold damp cells, the international community’s outrage remains rather well-contained. More >>