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 been released. Amnesty International believes that the police detained the group in an effort to prevent public protests in opposition to the continued rule of Myanmars (Burma) military authorities.

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