We are writing to you regarding the approximately 3,000 ethnic Karen from
We would like to thank the government and people of
The official position of the Royal Thailand Government not to force the 3,000 refugees who arrived in
Aside from the fact that the area which they would be made to return to has significant numbers of landmines, it is also now under the control of the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army, which is responsible for serious human rights abuses including torture, forced labour, forced recruitment to the army, and extortion.
Sending these refugees back to
I ask that no more pressure be placed on the refugees to return against their will, and that instead a permanent solution be found that allows them to remain in