THAILAND: Stateless Lao still struggling for basic rights 40 years later

The 21-year civil war in Laos forced a large number of Lao people to seek refuge in Thailand, and many of them still live in the country today. Despite a long presence in Thailand, scores of them have not yet obtained Thai citizenship and are now more concerned about the future of their succeeding generations in this country.

Laos celebrated the 40th anniversary of the end of the bitter war, while refugees and offspring remained stranded in Thailand, fighting for even basic rights. (Photo courtesy of Radio Free Asia)

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TiT (This is Thailand)

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