Thailand to push back more than 200 boat people: police

November 10, 2014 10:46 AM

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BANGKOK (Reuters) - More than 200 boat people held in southern Thailand will be pushed back out to sea, police said on Monday, despite calls by rights group to stop a policy that puts would-be asylum seekers at risk.

Around 259 people were found at sea on Saturday and were arrested for illegal entry.

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