Secret filming in Thai detention centre
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Secret filming in Thai detention centre

A BBC investigation has found that Thailand, a country known for its hospitality to tourists, routinely arrests and detains asylum seekers.

Many are Pakistani Christians who have fled religious persecution in their own country. Some are children.

They are held despite being UN-registered asylum seekers, whom the UN is under a duty to protect.

Secret filming inside an immigration detention centre shows people pleading for help to be released. Charity workers hand out food and drinking water but it costs £900 ($1,250) to stand bail for those detained, so only the most vulnerable can be freed.

  • 26 Feb 2016