[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] on Monday urged Thailand to work with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) [official website] to screen detained persons for refugee status and the mandate to protect refugees and stateless people. Thousands of ethnic Rohingya fleeing abuse in Rakhine state [Economist backgrounder] enter Thailand seeking asylum. According to HRW, Thailand's "help on" policy of intercepting small boats carrying Rohingya has been abused [press release], with the Thai navy either pushing ill-equipped boats of asylum...

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