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Press Release: Malaysia Returns UNHCR-recognised Refugee to Turkey Despite Serious Protection Concerns

Please find the PDF version of APRRN’s statement here.   For immediate release Malaysia Returns UNHCR-recognised Refugee to Turkey Despite Serious Protection Concerns Bangkok, 2 September 2019, 08:00: The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN) strongly condemns the Malaysian Government … Continue reading

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Press Release: Threats of Repatriation Again Loom Over Rohingya Refugees

Please see here for the PDF version of the Press Release. Threats of Repatriation Again Loom Over Rohingya Refugees BANGKOK, 20 August 2019: On 16 August 2019, the Bangladesh government announced their preparations to imminently repatriate 3,450 Rohingya refugees from … Continue reading

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Open Letter: Immediate and On-Going Protection Needed for Montagnards in Cambodia

8 July 2019 Minister Sar Kheng Ministry of Interior 275 Preah Norodom Blvd. Chamkarmon Phnom Penh, 12301, Cambodia   cc Minister of Foreign Affairs Minister of Justice UNHCR Regional Office UN OHCHR Cambodia   Open Letter to Minister Sar Kheng: Immediate and … Continue reading

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PRESS RELEASE: Teenage Somali refugee with Downs Syndrome held in Thai immigration detention despite clear medical risk

Please view PDF here. PRESS RELEASE Teenage Somali refugee with Downs Syndrome held in Thai immigration detention despite clear medical risk [BANGKOK, 3 April 2019] The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN) is deeply concerned by the continued detention of … Continue reading

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PRESS RELEASE: CHIN REFUGEES RETAIN PROTECTION AS CESSATION PROCESS CEASED

Please click here for PDF. BANGKOK, 18 MARCH 2019, 08.00am: Following months of anxiety and uncertainty, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has officially announced that Chin refugees shall not be subject to cessation of refugee protection in … Continue reading

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PRESS RELEASE: Thailand: Halt imminent plans to deport Bahraini refugee Hakeem Al-Araibi

Please click here for PDF. Thailand: Halt imminent plans to deport Bahraini refugee Hakeem Al-Araibi Bangkok, 11 December 2018: Thailand must immediately halt plans to deport a Bahraini refugee back to his home country where he is at severe risk … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-Ocha: Release Refugee Hakeem Al-Araibi and Allow Him Safe Passage to Australia

For PDF version please see here.     Prime Minister Prayut Chan-Ocha Office of the Permanent Secretary, Prime Minister Office Government House, 1 Pissanulok Road Dusit, Bangkok 10300, Thailand     cc Minister of Foreign Affairs Minister of Justice UNHCR … Continue reading

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PRESS RELEASE: Refugee Rights Activists from Across Asia Denounce Australia’s Decision to Withdraw from the Global Compact for Migration

To view the PDF version, please click here.   For immediate release Refugee Rights Activists from Across Asia Denounce Australia’s Decision to Withdraw from the Global Compact for Migration Bangkok, 22 November 2018, 07:00: On 21 November 2018, the Australian … Continue reading

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Press Release: Refugee activists from across Asia celebrate 10 years of advancing refugee protection

To view the PDF version, please click here BANGKOK, 26 October 2018 – Over 150 civil society groups, international observers and human rights defenders from across the Asia-Pacific region have met in Bangkok for the 7th Asia Pacific Consultation on Refugee Rights … Continue reading

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Press Release: ASEAN Parliamentarians and civil society call for greater regional refugee protection

To view the PDF version, please click here. Manila, 11 September 2018: This week, ASEAN parliamentarians, lawmakers and refugee experts have convened in the Philippines for a series of refugee forums. Aimed at fostering an exchange of knowledge and regional … Continue reading

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