HRW slams govt for extraditing labour activist

Thailand has totally ignored concerns raised by UN agencies and human-rights groups, Human Rights Watch (HRW)’s senior researcher Sunai Phasuk said yesterday, after the government deported a Cambodian asylum seeker, even though he is likely to face persecution and possible mistreatment.

Immigration police chief Pol Lt-General Surachet Hakphan confirmed yesterday that Rath Rott Mony, a labour activist, had been extradited on Wednesday at the request of Cambodia.

Mony is accused of helping produce a documentary about sex trafficking in his country, but Cambodian authorities say the film misrepresents the country and can harm its reputation.

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