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Thailand has forced Laotians fleeing Communist persecution back to their homeland, where "hundreds, if not thousands" of them have died, a U.S. human rights group said in a report issued in Bangkok. The Lawyers Committee for Human Rights cited two cases in November, 1987, in which Laotian soldiers allegedly massacred groups of 33 and 16 Laotians just after they were evicted from Thai soil.

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