Navigation Links
Congress Appeals to Obama Administration, Thailand: Stop Hmong Returns to Laos
Date:6/17/2009

WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A U.S. Congressional letter to Secretary of State Clinton regarding the Lao-Hmong refugee crisis in Thailand and Laos was sent today by 31 Members of Congress, as more cosigned the letter prior to transmittal.

"First, we ask you to directly urge the Prime Minister of Thailand and senior Thai military officials to halt the forced repatriation of the Hmong at Huay Nam Khao ... there are currently about 5,000 Hmong refugees... who claim to have fled violence and persecution in Laos," the letter states.

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), Doctors Without Borders, withdrew from the Lao Hmong camp in Thailand last month in protest over the forced return of refugees to Laos.

"It should be noted that the recent protest by Nobel Peace Prize winner.. MSF is historical," said Dr. Jane Hamilton-Merritt, author of "Tragic Mountains: The Hmong, The Americans, and the Secret Wars for Laos" and Nobel Peace Prize nominee for her human rights work for those abused in Laos. www.tragicmountains.org

Hamilton-Merritt continued: "MSF deserves another Nobel for its courageous protest... Many of the refugees in Thailand were our staunchest allies. Secretary Clinton should acknowledge this heroic act by MSF by reading the carefully documented reports of medically certified abuses, Thai mistreatment, and forced repatriation. Read the reports about the fear of those who are about to be forcibly returned to their abusers in Laos. Know their stories: Hear their cries." http://doctorswithoutborders.org/press/release.cfm?id=3627&cat=press-release_ase_

"Thousands of Lao Hmong political refugees, including many veterans who served with U.S. clandestine and military forces during the Vietnam War, are now facing forced repatriation by the Thai military back to the brutal Stalinist regime in Laos that they fled," stated Philip Smith, Executive Director of the Center for Public Policy Analysis in Washington, D.C.

"The letter to Secretary of State Clinton regarding the Laos Hmong refugee crisis was spearheaded by U.S. Congressmen Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) and Dennis Cardoza (D-CA) and is backed by Lao Hmong-Americans in opposition to Thai Prime Minister Abhisit's forced repatriation of Laotians and Hmong political refugees," Smith said.

"As a former political refugee, I am strongly urging Mrs. Clinton to work with the Royal Thai Government to stop the forced repatriation of the Hmong refugees back to Laos," concluded Wangyee Vang, National President of the Lao Veterans of America Institute.

www.centerforpublicpolicyanalysis.org


'/>"/>
SOURCE Center for Public Policy Analysis
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Bariatric Advantage High Protein Meal Replacement Clinical Study Presented at European Congress on Obesity
2. Woman Whose Health Insurance Was Cancelled by Blue Cross/WellPoint After She Got Sick Urges Congress to Protect Innocent Patients
3. Backgrounder: As Obama Makes Pitch to AMA, the Group Tries to Call in its Political Investment in Congress
4. Healthcare Travel Congress 2009: Experts Worldwide Convene in Singapore For Regional Conference on Medical Tourism
5. EUROPACE 2009, the leading European congress on cardiac arrhythmias and pacing
6. Pharmacy Organizations Brief Congress on Medication Therapy Management
7. Consumer Watchdog to Congress: Put Patients Bill of Rights Back on the Table
8. ACTEMRA(R) (tocilizumab) Studies to be Featured at the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Congress
9. Singapore to Host Inaugural Healthcare Travel Exhibition & Congress
10. Medical, Insurance, Automotive and Safety Groups Call on Congress to Make This the "Last Deadly Summer for Teens" by Swiftly Passing Federal Teen Driving Safety Bill
11. ESC Congress 2009: Worlds biggest cardiology meeting to be held in Barcelona
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... August 18, 2017 , ... Hernandez Insurance Agencies, ... communities throughout the greater DC region, is inaugurating a “New Leash On Life” ... animals and training them to be companions for veterans in need. , The ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... August 18, 2017 , ... ... and financial planning assistance that serves communities throughout southern Florida, is working to ... provide scholarship assets to children from low income families. , The Take Stock ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... ... The Golseth Agency, a Texas based insurance management and financial planning assistance ... campaign organized to provide support to Christina Upchurch and her two children after the ... children returned from out of town to find her husband passed away and their ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... ... and Overseer at The House of Yahweh in Abilene, Texas, has released a new publication ... mother of the Savior whom the world calls “Mother Mary”. Yisrayl says when compared to ... this historical woman. , “The world bows, kisses the feet of, cries out to ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... August 18, 2017 , ... 800response, ... and monitoring solutions, announced today the launch of a redesigned corporate website, ... and aesthetic, fully responsive design, and an enhanced search directory for businesses and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/8/2017)... Ltd. (NASDAQ/TASE: BLRX), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on ... the second quarter ended June 30, 2017. ... to date: Continued ... lead project, BL-8040: Announced plans to ... stem cell mobilization treatment for autologous bone-marrow transplantation in ...
(Date:8/7/2017)... -- Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO), the nation,s largest independent specialty ... 2017.  All comparisons, unless otherwise noted, are to the quarter ... Second Quarter 2017 Highlights include: ... of 3.5% Total prescriptions dispensed of 220,000, ... versus 7.6% Gross profit per prescription ...
(Date:8/2/2017)... 2, 2017 Fenita J. Caldwell ... a Pinnacle Lifetime Professional in the Field of ... at Turing Pharmaceuticals, AG. Her skills and areas ... building.                ... years of experience as a highly successful sales ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: