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Thailand: stuck

A group of UK MPs on 24 February urged the Government to adopt a harsher official assessment of Pakistan’s treatment of Christians.

World Watch Monitor

The MPs say UN officials in Thailand, where thousands of Pakistani Christians have sought asylum, are not sufficiently concerned that Christians ‘face a real risk of persecution’ if returned to their home country. As a result the asylum process is prolonged. Meanwhile, Christians languish for years in jobless isolation, dependent on charity and trying to avoid arrest on charges of illegal immigration.