Thailand signals major shift in refugee policy after Rahaf al-Qunun case
Immigration chief says country ‘will now follow international norms’ yet is still considering extraditing refugee Hakeem al-Araibi Thailand’s immigration chief has pledged a reversal of the country’s notoriously harsh treatment of refugees following the global furore around a young Saudi woman’s attempt to seek asylum.Speaking on Wednesday, the newly appointed head of immigration, Surachate Hakparn, said refugees would no longer be returned home “involuntarily”. Related: Hakeem al-Araibi: Marise Payne lobbies Thailand to release refugee footballer Continue reading...... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline article, Thailand signals major shift in refugee policy after Rahaf al-Qunun case, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give 'Phuket Hotel Deals' a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you visit 'The Guardian'. Thank you
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