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No hope in hell: Another Pakistani Christian dies in Thai detention center


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Another Pakistani Christian dies in Thai detention center owing to ignorance from the UNHCR and the international community towards the light of Pakistani Christians in Thailand.

According to details, another Pakistani Christian seeking asylum in Thailand succumbs to the adamant asylum granting system in Thailand along with ignorance from the United Nation’s High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR); which overlooks the plight of the Pakistani Christians who flee persecution in their country and reach Thailand only to find persecution in just another form.

Pervaiz Ghori, a Pakistani and a Christian who had fled from the face of religion-based persecution in his own homeland to Thailand in pursuit of a peaceful life, dies in a detention center in Bangkok. News is that the conditions under which Pakistani Christian asylum seekers have been kept in Immigrant Detention Centers (IDC’s) are pathetic. Poor sanitary, lack of food and water to drink, poor medical facilities add to the dilemma of the detainees.

Also Read: A Pakistani Christian woman dies in a detention center of Thailand

Just a few days back a 30-year old, Pakistani Christian woman namely Sanina Faisal Masih passed away in a detention center because of lack of medical treatment despite her poor health. Sanina was a Karachi-based Pakistani citizen who had fled religious persecution only to find death in Thailand.

As reported: “She was sick in Immigration Detention Center (IDC) on 24 December 2015. UNHCR had delayed two times her interview already. Nobody knew about her sickness except UNHCR AND IDC.”

The situation for the Pakistani Christian asylum seekers in Thailand becomes worse day by day, a source reported by R.E.A.L is quoted here only to portray a glimpse of the grim scenario for the Pakistani Christian asylum seekers in Thailand. “As you remember that Immigration police raids and arrest men, women, children, young and old. They have no mercy for anyone and the conditions in Immigration Detention Centre (IDC) cannot be explained.

The worse part of IDC is that there’s no proper standard of living. People live a miserable life there; they don’t get any proper food or medical help for critically sick people, nor is enough space there even to sleep. Men and women are kept separately and children have no access to their parents, no matter how old they are. They are kept in separate cells.

There are many heart breaking stories where the family members had become critically sick and the other family members couldn’t do much to save their family members. UNHCR is not supporting for medical assistance.

I don’t have enough words to express the miseries of Pakistani Christians facing persecution on the hands of human rights protectors UNHCR office, Thailand. There is no one to raise voice against such brutality and inhuman behavior against Pakistani Christians in Bangkok, Thailand.”