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Hmong Evicted From Thailand In One Day

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Well, the Thai government didn’t waste any time. A few hours after announcing they were going to forcibly send 4,000 Hmong back to Laos by Thursday, they evicted them all in one day.

Here’s an excerpt from the latest New York Times article:

In a quick, one-day operation, Thai soldiers with riot shields and clubs evicted more than 4,000 Hmong asylum seekers from a holding center Monday and forcibly repatriated them to Laos, where they say they face retribution from their government….

Thailand acted despite protests from the United Nations and human rights groups. Even as the soldiers were trucking the Hmong over the Mekong River into Laos, the United States government was calling on the Thai government to stop.

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