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Supporting the Christian Asylum Seekers in Pakistan: A Call for Humanity

In a compassionate gesture, the Farrukh Saif Foundation recently stepped in to pay the fines of 31 individuals arrested on September 10th at Paracha-Uhit Delight H.Condo in Bangkok, Thailand. This building had become a refuge for a considerable number of Pakistani Christian asylum seekers. Tragically, on that day, the Thai Immigration authorities, backed by heavily armed forces, conducted a raid and apprehended hundreds of asylum seekers, including over 66 men, women, and 5 children from the Christian community. Thankfully, the women and children were later released on humanitarian grounds.

Despite generally showing support for the Pakistani Christian asylum seekers, the Thai Government has, on a few occasions, carried out raids and detained large numbers of these vulnerable individuals. Such actions raise critical concerns about the consistency of their humanitarian policies.

A Questionable Response from UNHCR

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) office in Bangkok has been sluggish in its response to protect these desperate souls. Alarmingly, during the turmoil of the September 10th raid, a UNHCR protection official was reported encouraging refugees to return to Pakistan — a country where they face severe threats to their safety due to religious persecution.

The lack of urgency shown by UNHCR in conducting Refugee Status Determination (RSD) interviews is deeply troubling. This inaction begs the question: Is UNHCR Bangkok waiting for a crisis on the scale of Syria or Iraq before they take adequate measures? It’s important to remember that the UNHCR’s mandate clearly states anyone can seek asylum to escape persecution or even the fear of future persecution.

The Plight of Pakistani Christians

Over the last four decades, Pakistani Christians have increasingly become targets of relentless persecution. They often fall prey to unfounded blasphemy charges. Tragically, their churches, homes, properties, and lives are at risk from extremist groups who have been known to carry out brutal attacks, sometimes burning individuals alive.

It appears the UNHCR’s response towards Pakistani Christians lacks the empathy and urgency it urgently demands. After closely monitoring the situation, the Farrukh Saif Foundation, in collaboration with “Rescue Christians,” has filed a complaint with UNHCR in Geneva, challenging the inadequate actions of its Bangkok office.

Solidarity in Support

ECSPE remains steadfast in our commitment to stand alongside our persecuted Christian brethren, advocating for their rights and well-being. We urge the global community and human rights organizations to join in supporting these vulnerable groups, ensuring their plights are not ignored but are addressed with the urgency they require.

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By Max Gibson

Max Gibson, also known as Mosheh, holds a bachelor's degree in computer science and has competed on his college's crew, cross country and track and field teams. Max co-founded the College Republicans and has run successful businesses, including Apex Web Services, which serves as CTO for non-profits Farrukh Saif Foundation and 'Emergency Committee to Save the Persecuted and Enslaved.' He has been in a leadership position in the non-profit sector since 2011. In addition to his business pursuits, Max is a combat veteran of three major wars and is known for his generosity and strong belief in God.