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UNHCR protests to Thai Government (
BBC World Service, "South-East Asia Today"
broadcast Friday 21/11/97 at 1400, 1500 UTC
UN Authorities have protested to the Thai Government about the moving of
a camp near the Burmese border last week during which two ethnic Karen
refugees were reported to have been killed. The UN says the Thai army
used unnecessary force to move the camp but says it cannot confirm that
two refugees were killed. Local sources say the refugees are concerned
that the new location of the camp straddles the border and would put
them at greater risk of attack by Burmese soldiers.
- end report