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Thai government defends lèse majesté law against criticism from the UNHCR

The Thai government has hit back at the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR), claiming that the country’s lèse majesté law (Section 112 of the Criminal Code) does not…

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Poor nations hosting most refugees worldwide, need more Western help – U.N.

GENEVA (Reuters) – Developing countries, not rich Western nations, are bearing the brunt of the world’s refugee crisis and are hosting most of the record 70.8 million displaced people who…

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Immigration ready to give more time for UNHCR to process Saudi girl’s case

The UN refugee agency can ask for more time for Saudi teenager Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunan to remain in Thailand while processing her request to be sent to a third country…

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Saudi girl reportedly declared a refugee by UNHCR

The Saudi teenaged girl who fled her family to Bangkok and is seeking asylum in Australia has been declared a legitimate refugee by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR),…

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Highly respected monk V. Vajiramedhi to be honored by UNHCR

Widely-respected Buddhist monk the Venerable V. Vajiramedhi has been honored as the patron of UNHCR in the field of peace and compassion, the first Thai ever honored with the prestigious…

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