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Thailand signals major shift in refugee policy after Rahaf Mohammed 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: Why Hakeem al-Araibi's plight is a test of the Olympic movement itself | Nikki Dryden Continue reading...... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, Thailand signals major shift in refugee policy after Rahaf Mohammed case, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you Thailand signals major shift in refugee policy after Rahaf Mohammed case

 

 

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Published By: The Guardian - Thursday, 17 January

 

 

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