Thailand: Migrant Children Locked Up

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Thailand holds thousands of migrant children in detention each year, causing them physical and emotional harm, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

The 67-page report, “‘Two Years with No Moon’: Immigration Detention of Children in Thailand,”details how Thailand’s use of immigration detention violates children’s rights, risks their health and wellbeing, and imperils their development. 

“Migrant children detained in Thailand are suffering needlessly in filthy, overcrowded cells without adequate nutrition, education, or exercise space,” said Alice Farmer, children’s rights researcher at Human Rights Watch and author of the report. “Detention lockup is no place for migrant children.”

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