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Thailand Arrest: 7,000 Hmong on Hunger Strike

Hmong refugees and asylum seekers at Ban Huay Nam Khao refugee camp in Thailand have gone on hunger strike to protest their threatened forced repatriation back to the communist regime in Laos and the caging of a camp leader by Thai authorities.


Refugees Hospitalized from Liquid Spray

Petchabun Province, Thailand (FFC) The burning of 850 to 1013 homes in the Hmong refugee camp at Huay Nam Khao has been reported. The disaster has left the majority of the refugees without shelter. The fires occurred on Friday, May 23 2008 starting at about 11:45 AM. Thai officials report the burning of the shelters was by the Hmong themselves that have been protesting their threatened repatriation back to Laos. Some protestors claim the Thai authorities are responsible for the fires.


Laos, Hmong Crisis: Thailand's Samak Uses Troops, Tear Gas*

WASHINGTON, May 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thailand's Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej ordered Thai Third Army troops to use tear gas and pepper spray today to seek to force hundreds of Lao Hmong refugees onto eleven buses to repatriate them back to the communist regime in Laos that they fled.


*Unconfirmed report.

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