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ICV visit Pakistani Christian Asylum seekers in Bangkok, Thailand

On October 25, 2015 International Christian Voice visited Bangkok, Thailand to visit the Pakistani Christian asylum seekers and refugees. The ICV team consisted of Peter Bhatti, Tanveer Joseph, Sara Joseph, Nitasha Bhatti and Melissa Augusto. The visit lasted for a week and the team returned back to Canada on November 3, 2015.ICV deligation going to IDC center

The main purpose of the visit was for International Christian Voice to get firsthand knowledge and experience of what is happening with the Pakistani Christians in Bangkok. As the team visited families from home to home and held several round table discussions with asylum seekers, ICV found that the conditions of the Christians living in Bangkok are much more severe than was expected.

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