Thailand/Laos: Forcible return/fear for safety

Thailand/Laos: Forcible return/fear for safety

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Index Number: ASA 39/005/2008
Date Published: 25 June 2008
Categories: Laos, Thailand

The Thai authorities returned 837 Lao Hmong asylum-seekers to Laos on 22 June 2008, claiming that the group were going voluntarily. No independent monitors were present, and it is likely that some of the group were coerced into returning. Some are at risk of torture.


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