Rights group calls on Thai authorities not to deport Laos activist

Rights teams have raised issues over the deportation of a Laos human rights activist who’s presently residing in Thailand as an UN-recognised refugee after he was arrested at Lak Si district police station in Bangkok on Saturday for allegedly overstaying his visa.
Khoukham Keomanivong was discovered guilty of the charge and was transported to the immigration bureau after his one-day trial at the Don Mueang district court on Monday, in accordance with the officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity as he was not authorised to talk to the media.
Radio Free Asia reported that its reporters were not allowed to enter the courtroom building as a result of Covid-19 concerns, and court docket authorities refused to offer particulars about the case following the listening to.
Khoukham is a member of Free Laos, a Thai-based organisation devoted to promoting human rights and democracy in Laos, and he’s now being held on the Suan Plu detention middle awaiting deportation, though he fears arrest for his advocacy activities once he arrives in his motherland.
Building blocks mentioned she is now working with colleagues to get Khoukham released on bail, including that the immigration authorities ought to work with a guarantor in the case of UNHCR-protected individuals, and such individuals should not be compelled to return to danger.
“I’m working with numerous networks that assist international refugees and hope to lodge a request tomorrow.”

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