Crack down against Pakistani Asylum seekers in Bangkok-Thailand.

Farrukh Saif

March 11, 2015

Initial report

Bangkok Thailand, 11th March 2015 – Farrukh Saif Foundation expressed his grave concern about the arrests and detention of asylum-seekers and refugees in Thailand.

Since 2nd March 2015, Thai Immigration authorities have started an operation against the Pakistani Asylum seekers and Refugees. From 2nd March to 11th March so far 63 has been arrested by the immigration authorities along with  8 children are also arrested who are aged from 7 months to 9 years.

Here is the accurate list of the people who were arrested by the Immigration authorities from 2nd March to 11th March 2015.The total number of Asylum Seekers who were arrested within last 10 days is 63 from which 9 were released later.  Therefore at the moment there are 54 adults and 8 Children in the custody of the Immigration Detention Center.

DateNo. of peopleAreaReligionStatus
3/3/154Pracha uthitChristiansIDC
9/3/1514Din DaengChristiansIDC
9/3/152Pracha songkhroChristian & MuslimIDC

We are helping and supporting the Asylum seeking communities in Bangkok from last year by providing them food packages, house rent and medical facilitation.Beside that we are also providing daily food in the immigration detention Center (from last one and half month).

These Pakistani Christians and Ahmadis asylum seekers left Pakistan and took refuge in Thailand for the safety of their lives but living without visa in Thailand is another biggest challenge for them. As Thailand is not the signatory of UN refugee convention, therefore, any asylum seeker or refugee who is without visa will be considered as illegal in accordance with the Thai immigration law.

All these asylum seekers who were arrested at different times by the Thai immigration authorities were 74 in number till the 2nd of March 2015 but within ten days, from 2nd March to 11th March 2015, the number accelerated from 74 to 128.

These poor Asylum Seekers were arrested in such a manner as they were gangsters or big criminals. Women and men were arrested in single dress which they were wearing at that time and even their infants were also arrested along with them without milk, pampers and clothes.

These asylum seekers are sent to jails for  a week or more and then to the immigration detention center according to the Thai Law. But we deposited the fines of dozens of people so that they may not be sent to the Thai jails.

Our team is constantly supporting these people by providing them the basic necessities. It was perhaps the biggest crackdown in which dozens of people were hiding in church, school and an associate organization of UN. Some people had just locked the doors of their houses from outside and imprisoned themselves inside their houses without having any food. Our teams were regularly providing food packages to such families who were without any food from many days.

The only fault of these innocent people was that they just fled from Pakistan to save their lives. They were in a hope of providing a better future to their children but unfortunately their condition became like out of the frying pan into the fire.

I am shocked that why can’t the International community see their sufferings?  Why they are silent? Don’t these people have any right to live a better life.

Farrukh Saif

Farrukh H. Saif, a courageous Christian human rights activist, established the Farrukh Saif Foundation in 2009 to confront religious discrimination, blasphemy laws, and bonded slavery in Pakistan. His dedication to liberating bonded laborers from brick kilns and advocating for blasphemy victims and asylum seekers has garnered international acclaim. Despite encountering threats and fatwas, his impactful work persists in supporting marginalized communities. In 2018, the foundation merged with The Emergency Committee to Save the Persecuted and Enslaved, enhancing its global outreach.


  1. RaymondofCanada

    Yes, of course, these people have a right to live and in peace in their own country. But, as you stated, they are unable to because of Islamic genocide against Christians in Islam-controlled countries. I know, Mr. Saif, that you carry a heavy burden for the well being of these persecuted ones. It is also beyond many people’s belief that the rest of the world is letting this go on. In the meantime, the corrupt (ahh! here’s your answer: corrupt) UN is filling western countries with Muslims to spread Islamic “peace” to the west. When will God say “it is enough”. He did say there would be a great tribulation and, if he didn’t cut time short, even the very elect would perish. Even so, come Lord Jesus. Amen

  2. Shahbaz

    فرخ سیف فاونڈیشن اسوقت واحد ادارہ ہے جو مسیحیوں کی اس مشکل وقت میں مدد کر رہا ہے۔ اور یہ رپورٹ اس بات کی تصدیق ہے کہ جو کام کرتے ہیں انکے پاس مستند معلومات ہوتی ہیں۔

  3. Pastor Sarfraz Sagar

    May God bless this organization more and more because you are acting for the needy persecuted christians.


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