January 2002

Stateless and Forgotton

January 1, 2002

Published in The Nation (Bangkok) on Monday, January 14, 2002 One afternoon last May, at a temporary shelter for displaced persons in the Fang district of Chiang Mai province, I stood by and watched helplessly as 48 ethnic Shan migrants were rounded up like cattle by Thai immigration officials. This downtrodden group of mostly women […]