12/06/2018

Urgent Action: Bahraini Refugee Risks Deportation (Thailand: UA 206.18)


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.

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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.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • 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).

Contact these two officials by 17 January 2019:

Immigration Bureau Commissioner
Police Maj.-Gen. Surachate Hakparn
Immigration Bureau

507 Soi Suan Plu
Bangkok, Thailand 10200
Fax: +66 2 287-1516
Twitter: @hakparn
Salutation: Dear Major General

Ambassador Virachai Plasai
Royal Embassy of Thailand
1024 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20007

Phone: 202 944 3600 I Fax: 202 944 3611
Contact form: http://thaiembdc.org/contact/
Twitter: @ThaiEmbDC
Facebook: @Thaiembdc
Salutation: His Exellency

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
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