Urgent Action: Bahraini refugee risks deportation
Bahraini refugee Hakeem Ali al-Araibi is in imminent danger of deportation from Thailand. Despite his status as a recognized refugee in Australia, Thai authorities detained Hakeem while he was traveling there based on an INTERPOL Red Notice. His forcible return to Bahrain would violate international law.
Please write immediately in Thai, English, or your own language calling on the Thai authorities to:
- Immediately release Hakeem Ali al-Araibi and allow him to return to Australia if he so wishes;
- Under no circumstances remove him to Bahrain or to any other country in which he would be at real risk of serious human rights violations;
- Ensure respect at all times for the obligation not to transfer anyone to a place where they would be at real risk of serious human rights violations (obligation of non-refoulement).
PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 17 JANUARY 2019 TO:
Immigration Bureau Commissioner
Police Maj.-Gen. Surachate Hakparn
507 Soi Suan Plu
Fax: +66 2 287 1516
Salutation: Dear Major General
Minister of Interior
Gen. Anupong Paojinda
Fax: +66 2 221 0823
Salutation: Your Excellency
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Sri Ayudhaya Road
Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.
His Excellency MR PISANU SUVANAJATA, Royal Thai Embassy, 29-30 Queen’s Gate SW7 5JB, tel 020 7225 5500 or 020 789 2944, Fax 020 7823 9695, email firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com www.thaiembassyuk.org.uk, Salutation: Your Excellency
Please check with your section office if sending appeals after the above date.