OFWI partners have contact us and need our help. Thai authorities have detained several Chinese democracy activists under UN protection in Thailand.
On October 28 Mr. Yefei Jiang and his wife Ms. Shuling Chu were arrested by Thai immigration authorities and are being held. Yefei Jiang is the Chairperson of the Federation for a Democratic China (Thailand Division) who recently published a series of cartoons critical of China's president Jinping Xi.
Also detained are Mr. Guangping Dong, Ms Shuhua Gu and their daughter Xuerui Dong. Mr. Dong was student activist involved in the Chinese democracy movement and took part in the Tiananmen Square protests. He held a ceremony in memory of the June 4 movement last year where Chinese authorities arrested him. He managed to escape to Thailand.
All of these individuals detained by the Thai authorities on October 28 are presently under the protection of the UN Refugee Agency.
We must act now to pressure Thai authorities to respect their international obligations owed to refugees.
One Free World International will remain in close contact with our partners on the ground in Thailand and update you when we have news. We must do all that we can to bring attention to their case and pressure the Thai authorities to do what is right and release these UN refugee agency protected individuals.