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Western envoys in Thailand to meet
- Subject: Western envoys in Thailand to meet
- From: FreeBurma@xxxxxxx
- Date: Thu, 04 May 1995 09:30:00
Subject: Western envoys in Thailand to meet with UN
Western envoys in Thailand to meet with UN on Karen refugee crisis
Singapore--May 3--Envoys in Bangkok with several Western nations will
meet today with UN refugee officials on the plight of thousands of Karen
refugees now holed up in Thailand next to the border with Myanmar, the
British Broadcasting Corp. reported.
The meeting also will involve officials from international aid
organizations, the BBC said.
The refugees--some 70,000--have fled Myanmar, but are being threatened by
attack from another Karen faction loyal to the Myanmar government.
The refugees have been told that unless they return to Myanmar Friday they
will be attacked, while the Thai army has been ordered to retaliate against
Earlier, in a Deutsche Press-Agentur report, Captain Tu Na, the commander of
the pro-government Karen forces, said: "We have attacked and razed the
camps. If we didn't do so then the refugees would not return home."
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Transmitted: 95-05-02 23:43:42 EDT