Thai Soldiers Destroying Cross-Border Footbridge Used by Myanmar Refugees

May 03, 2022

“You want to die?,“ say Thai soldiers as they destroy a footbridge used by #Myanmar refugees fleeing from military attacks. Facing arrests and extortion in #Thailand & airstrikes in #Myanmar , it’s a choice of living in fear or not living at all.

Fortify Rights urges the Government of Thailand to investigate the recent destruction by its soldiers of a makeshift cross-border footbridge used by refugees fleeing deadly attacks in eastern Myanmar.

“The Thai authorities should ensure any investigation and resolution into the possible extortion of refugees is aimed at protecting refugee rights, not further violating them,” said Amy Smith, Executive Director at Fortify Rights. “Arbitrary arrests and the destruction of this footbridge demand urgent attention.”

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