Press releases

PRESS RELEASE: THAILAND QUIETLY DELAYS IMPLEMENTATION OF REFUGEE SCREENING MECHANISM

For the full PDF, please see here.   For immediate release   Bangkok, 25 June 2020: Thailand has quietly delayed implementation of its new National Screening Mechanism (NSM), which officially came into force on Monday, 22 June. The NSM, which … Continue reading

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PRESS RELEASE: Bangladesh Intercepts boat, Rohingya refugees reportedly taken to Bhashan Char island

For full PDF, please see here. For immediate release BANGKOK, 08 May 2020: The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN) is concerned about reports that a number of Rohingya refugees have been intercepted at sea by Bangladesh authorities and are … Continue reading

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PRESS RELEASE: REGIONAL RESPONSE NEEDED AS BANGLADESH REFUSES ROHINGYA REFUGEES

For the full PDF, please see here. For immediate release BANGKOK, 24 April 2020: The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN) expresses great concern regarding reports that Bangladesh has become the latest government to deny disembarkation to Rohingya refugees arriving … Continue reading

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PRESS RELEASE: REPATRIATED VIETNAMESE BLOGGER RECEIVES 10 YEAR SENTENCE

BANGKOK, 12 March 2020: The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN) remains deeply concerned about the case of Truong Duy Nhat, a Radio Free Asia (RFA) blogger who sought asylum through the UNHCR office in Thailand. According to RFA, Nhat … Continue reading

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Press Release: India’s Amendments to Citizenship Law are Discriminatory and Violate Fundamental Rights to Equality

For full PDF text, please see HERE. For immediate release India’s Amendments to Citizenship Law are Discriminatory and Violate Fundamental Rights to Equality Bangkok, 19 December 2019: The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN) strongly condemns the recent amendments to India’s … Continue reading

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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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