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.

Take action.

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).




Immigration Bureau Commissioner

Police Maj.-Gen. Surachate Hakparn

Immigration Bureau

507 Soi Suan Plu

Bangkok 10120

Fax: +66 2 287 1516

Twitter: @hakparn

Salutation: Dear Major General


Minister of Interior

Gen. Anupong Paojinda

Atsadang Road

Pra Nakorn

Bangkok 10200

Fax: +66 2 221 0823

Salutation: Your Excellency


Copies to:

Minister of Foreign Affairs

Don Pramudwinai

Sri Ayudhaya Road

Bangkok 10400

Email: minister@mfa.go.th


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 rtelondon@thaiembassyuk.org.uk and csinfo@thaiembassyuk.org.uk  www.thaiembassyuk.org.uk, Salutation: Your Excellency

Please check with your section office if sending appeals after the above date.



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