Wednesday, December 2, 2009

European Parliament Calls on Thai Authorities to Release 158 Hmong Refugees

Extracted from: Human rights: China, Nicaragua, Laos, and Vietnam (European Parliament Press Release, 26 November 2009)


MEPs welcome the recent ratification of the International Covenant on Civil and PoliticalRights by the Laotian Government. Press release 20091126IPR65386 - 2/2 The resolution repeats the demand for the immediate release of the leaders of the "Student Movement of 26 October 1999" and of all those arrested during the attempted peaceful demonstrations on 2 November 2009. Parliament also calls on the Thai authorities to release 158 Lao Hmong refugees currently in detention and allow them to resettle in Thailand or in the United States, Canada, theNetherlands or Australia, which have already agreed to take them in.

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