United Kingdom: wrongful detention of asylum-seeker Raghbir Singh

Amnesty International fears that Raghbir Singh Johal, an asylum-seeker currently detained in the United Kingdom, would face possible torture or ill-treatment, extrajudicial execution or disappearance were he to be forcibly returned to India. He has been held in Winson Green Prison in Birmingham without charge or trial since 29 March 1995.

Thailand: two Burmese asylum-seekers still detained

Since 1991 Amnesty International has repeatedly called on the Thai authorities to refrain from its widespread practice of arresting Burmese political activists who are seeking asylum in Thailand. Nevertheless, arrests continue on a routine basis. Most recently at least 25 Burmese asylum seekers were arrested in late November 1995, almost all of whom have now … Continue reading Thailand: two Burmese asylum-seekers still detained