Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the status of Pornchai Moontri, the ex-convict whose plight, as we previously noted, is jarring:
Pornchai Moontri is finally back in his home country of Thailand. In December, we asked our email subscribers to sign a White House petition requesting that he be released from the custody of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Our supporters responded with vigor and we quickly learned that the Thailand embassy was contacted by ICE indicating that his case was being taken seriously.
Then came the delays. Due to bureaucratic bungling, Pornchai did not arrive in Bangkok until February 9.
Father Gordon MacRae, a victim of judicial injustice, got to know Pornchai in a New Hampshire prison. They became friends and Pornchai even converted to Catholicism.
Father MacRae was kind enough to mention the Catholic League’s role in helping to expedite Pornchai’s case. But he is the real hero.
Beyondthesestonewalls.com is where Father MacRae posts his work. Please check it out. Had it not been for his determination, Pornchai’s fate would have been quite different.
Thanks to everyone who supported us in this effort.