Saturday, December 09, 2006

UN Urgently Racing To Prevent Hmong Deportation

UN in urgent talk to prevent deportation of Hmong

Officials from the United Nations refugee agency were involved in urgent talks Friday to try to prevent the deportation of 152 Hmong back to Laos.

A spokeswoman for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said they believed the Hmong would be at "serious risk of persecution or loss of life" if returned to Laos, according to a recent article in the Nation.

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