Migrant Forum in Asia
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Email: mfa@mfasia.org | Website: www.mfasia.org

Statement: Release All Refugees and Asylum Seekers and Immediate Halt to the Operations of RELA

On 28th January 2007, a joint force by 70 RELA (People’s Voluntary Corps) and 30 enforcement personnel of the Sepang Municipal Council (MPS) conducted a raid in Kampung Sungai Merab, Denkil, resulting in the arrest and detention of more than 170 “undocumented” migrants from predominantly Chin ethnic Burmese group. Those arrested included 14 with UNHCR recognized status; 7 with Refugee Status Determination (RSD) letters; and 34 Asylum Seekers.

Full Statement: Statement: 14th February 2007 Release All Refugees and Asylum Seekers and Immediate Halt to the Operations of RELA

About Us

MFA is a regional network of non-government organizations (NGOs), associations and trade unions of migrant workers, and individual advocates in Asia who are committed to protect and promote the rights and welfare of migrant workers.

It is guided by a vision of an alternative world system based on respect for human rights and dignity, social justice, and gender equity, particularly for migrant workers.

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25 Matiyaga Street,
Central District, Diliman,
Quezon City 1100
Philippines

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