North Korean Refugees Activism

I’m passing along this information which is timely. It is from www.northkoreanrefugees.com.

The Thai government is negotiating with the United Nations and the South Korean government after Thai police followed a tip and found 175 North Koreans at a house in Bangkok.

Following a tip-off by the neighbors, the Thai police raided a house on August 22, 2006, where they found 128 women, 37 men and 10 children, all North Koreans.

The refugees were being sheltered while seeking asylum in other countries, including South Korea. See this article at VOANews.com: Thailand Discovers 175 North Korean Refugees Hiding in Bangkok

For your reference, we are attaching a sample letter below.
We urge you to send letters to the Thai Ambassador in your
country requesting that these refugees be safely released to
South Korea or other country where they will not be
repatriated to North Korea.

Sample Letter
Your Excellency,

I take this occasion to express concern for the 175 North Korean refugees being detained by the Thai authorities since August 22.

The world community is well aware of the excellent humanitarian record of Thailand and its granting of safe passage to North Korean refugees in the past.

There is global admiration for Thailand’s Mr. Vitit
Muntarbhorn, both as a distinguished legal scholar and as a tireless worker on behalf of human rights. He has helped reduce the hardships faced by North Korean refugees since being appointed as UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in North Korea.

I trust you will encourage your government in the strongest possible terms to continue its humanitarian treatment of refugees and arrange for the prompt safe passage of the 175 North Korean refugees to South Korea or other nation where they can be granted safe haven.

Respectfully yours,

________ Sign ________

Write to the Thai Embassy of your country.

Thai Embassy in Australia

Royal Thai Embassy
111 Empire Circuit, Yarralumla,
A.C.T. 2600,
Canberra, Australia
Tel: +06 273 1149, 273 2937
Fax: +06 273 1518
E-mail: info@thaiembassy.org.au
Website: http://www.thaiembassy.org.au
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Thai Embassy in Belgium

Royal Thai Embassy
Square Du Val de la Chambre 2
1050 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32-(0)2-640-0716, 640-1986, 640-6810
Fax: +32-(0)2-6483066
E-mail: thailbxl@pophost.eunet.be
Website: http://www.waw.be/rte-be/
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Thai Embassy in France

Royal Thai Embassy
8 Rue Greuze
75116 Paris, France
Tel: +33-1 56265050
Fax: +33-1 56260446
Email: ambalaoparis@wanadoo.fr
Website: http://thaiembassy.org/paris
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Thai Embassy in Germany

Royal Thai Embassy
Lepsiusstr. 64-66,
12163 Berlin, Germany
Tel: +30 79 48 10
Fax: +30 79 48 1 511
Email: thaiber@snafu.de
Website: http://www.thaiembassy.de/
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Thai Embassy in Italy

Royal Thai Embassy
Via Nomentana 132
001 62 Rome, Italy
Tel: +39 6 8620-4381-82
Fax: +39 6 8620-8399
Email: thai.em.rome@pn.itnet.it.
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Thai Embassy in Japan

Royal Thai Embassy
3-14-6, Kami-Osaki
Shinagawa-ku
Tokyo, Japan 141
Tel: +03 3441 1386, 1387, 7352, 7688, (03) 3447 2247
Fax: +03 3442 6750, 3442 6828
Email: infosect@thaiembassy.jp
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Thai Embassy in the Netherlands

Royal Thai Embassy
Laan Copes van Cattenburch 123,
2585 EZ
The Hague, Netherlands
Tel: +3170 345-0632, 2088, 9703
Fax: +3170 345-1929
Email: thaihag@pop3.dh.ixe.net
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Thai Embassy in Sweden

Royal Thai Embassy
Floragatan 3, 114 31
Stockholm, Box 26220,
100 40 Stockholm, Sweden
Tel: +46 08 791 73 40
Fax: +46 08 791 73 51
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Thai Embassy in Switzerland

Royal Thai Embassy
Kirchstrasse 56, CH-3097
Bern-Lieberfeld, Switzerland
Tel: +41 31 970 30 30
Fax: +41 31 970 30 35
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Thai Embassy in United Kingdom

Royal Thai Embassy
29-30 Queen’s Gate
London, SW7 5JB
England
Tel: +07 1 5890173, 5892944
Fax: +07 1 8239695
Emails: thaiduto@btinternet.com, info@thaiembassyuk.org.uk
Website: http://www.thaiembassyuk.org.uk/
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Thai Mission to the United Nations (Switzerland)

Permanent Mission of Thailand
To The United Nations Office
28B Chemin du Pefit-Saconnex
1209 Geneva, Switzerland
Tel: (4122) 734-2010, 734-2018, 734-2020
Fax: (4122) 733-3678
E-Mail: thai.gva@itu.ch
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Thai Mission to the United Nations (USA)

Permanent Mission of Thailand
To The United Nations Office
351 East 52nd Street
New York, NY 10022
USA
Tel: (1-212) 754-2230
Fax: (1-212) 754-2535,688-3029
E-Mail: thaun@undp.org
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Thai Embassy in the USA

Royal Thai Embassy
1024 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W., Suite 101,
Washington, D.C. 20007
USA
Tel: (202) 944-3608
Fax: (202) 944-3641
Email: consular@thaiembdc.org
Website: http://www.thaiembdc.org/
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Official List of all Thai Embassies

Website: http://www.thaiembassy.org/

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