Original language of petition: English
We, the undersigned residents of Canada, draw your attention to reach out to the government of Thailand to suspend the arrests, detention, and deportation of Pakistani asylum seekers seeking refuge from religious persecution, violence, and threats of death in Pakistan.
The recent crackdown on asylum seekers in Thailand has shaken and deeply affected the Canadian Christian Community of Pakistani origin. Pakistani asylum seekers fled their homes with hopes of resettling in countries where they could freely practice their religion without fear of being victimized under Blasphemy laws.
We, as Canadian citizens, urge the government of Canada to take up this matter urgently with the government of Thailand and urge for the protection and humane treatment of Pakistani asylum seekers. These asylum seekers must be provided the opportunity to apply for refugee status with the UNHCR and for resettlement without being arrested, detained, or deported.
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