Pakistani Christian refugees exit a police truck as they arrive at the Immigration Detention Centre in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo: AP

Refugees: collateral damage in Thailand’s illegal migrant crackdown

  • More than 200 refugees, mainly from Vietnam, Cambodia, Syria and Pakistan, have been arrested and subjected to indefinite detention
  • Thailand does not recognise UNHCR conventions
Topic |   Thailand

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Pakistani Christian refugees exit a police truck as they arrive at the Immigration Detention Centre in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo: AP
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Laura Villadiego

Laura Villadiego

Born and raised in Spain, Laura Villadiego is a freelance journalist specialized in human rights, labour issues and the environment. Based in Thailand, she has been covering Southeast Asia since 2009. Her work has been published in international media outlets, such as Al Jazeera, The Guardian or the Spanish News Agency EFE. She has also co-authored two books focused on supply chains.