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#StopTransnationalRepression - At some point, we have all heard the phrase Transnational Repression being thrown about, but what does it really mean and why is it so important to talk about?

📢 In many ways, Transnational repression is a new term for an old problem that has seen a disturbing rising trend globally in recent years where 3.5 million people worldwide are at risk of transnational repression. Transnational repression, wielded by authoritarian regimes, extends across borders to silence dissent, often targeting refugees with harassment, abduction, or worse. Normalised and institutionalised, it leads to severe human rights violations, impacting not just individuals but their families and communities, fostering a chilling effect on dissent at home and abroad.

🔎 #WhatsHappeningInThailand? Since 2014, over 150 individuals have been victims of TNR in Thailand. (Freedom House) Thai authorities are collaborating with neighbouring governments, especially during regional meetings hosted in Thailand, to suppress political dissent and maintain an appearance of unchallenged authorities. Leading up to the Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Manet’s visit to Thailand, 10 Cambodian activists were arrested in December, and three more in February by weaponising immigration laws. Hun Manet then extended his appreciation to Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin of Thailand. These detained activists now face the threat of extradition to Cambodia, where they will face graver repression methods. 

Most of these activists, Manushya Foundation is now supporting, with securing their bail and resettlement.

✊ Our Solidarity:

Manushya Foundation actively provides emergency assistance, develops coordinated protocol, and unveils the truth about these human rights violations. We, at Manushya Foundation, stand in solidarity with individuals and their families affected by transnational repression and with pro-democracy and refugee activists, protesters, and human rights defenders in their efforts towards curbing #TransnationalRepression

#WeAreManushyan ♾️ Equal Human Beings

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