Two stateless Children Released from Immigration Detention Centre

January 28, 2012
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Two stateless children, their mother and another member of their family were released yesterday after 20 months in detention in a landmark case. It is the first time stateless children arrested in Thailand have been allowed to go free as the country moves toward a more humanitarian policy in dealing with refugees and asylum seekers. The four, whose names are being withheld, were released on bail from the Suan Phlu Immigration Detention Centre and can now legally live in Thailand while awaiting resettlement in a third country.

The four were arrested in May 2010 in Chiang Mai where they had settled after they migrated from Vietnam through Laos to Thailand in June 2008. During their detention, they were reportedly faced with relentless persecution, harassment and discrimination during endless interrogations by government officials and police. Their release was fought for by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), which has launched a national campaign against the detention of children.

 Source: Bangkok Post

One Response to Two stateless Children Released from Immigration Detention Centre

  1. sasha
    May 2, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    thise people are not that i know they are this girl might be prostitute mabe not —-anyway you should interview people in preason what is happening inside

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