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By Prachatai |
Thai berry pickers in Sweden and Finland have gathered in front of embassies, international organisations, and Thai government agencies to submit a petition, calling on relevant authorities to address human trafficking cases.
By Prachatai |
The Department of Special Investigation has reached an agreement to prosecute former ministers and senior executives of the Ministry of Labour for accepting bribes after they were found to be involved in sending Thai workers to be victims of human trafficking in Finland.
By Prachatai |
116 Thai people who were lured into human trafficking are currently under the protection of the governments of Thailand and neighbouring countries.
By Yiamyut Sutthichaya |
<p>The luring of Thais to work for scam organizations in neighbouring countries has become a regular tragedy in the age of pandemic lockdowns. In the past two years, thousands have been rescued only to become victims of the judicial system, while the traffickers escape free through loopholes.</p>
By Pimkamon Pichitsiri, Kunravee Sukhimoke |
<p>Young Hmong wives are using TikTok to expose the slave-like conditions they have to ensure with their husbands&rsquo; families. Despite the bonds of kinship, their lives of unpaid labour and denied freedoms are seen by experts as crossing a red line under anti-human trafficking law.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>The court on Monday denied bail to a policewoman who allegedly forced another woman, a low-ranking soldier, to work as her unpaid housemaid.&nbsp; The victim was reportedly subjected to years of violence, including beating and electric shocks.&nbsp;</p>
By Yiamyut Sutthichaya, Natchalee Singsaohae |
<p>See inside the dark abyss of an online business in Cambodia&rsquo;s Sihanoukville where over 20 Thais were tricked into leaving home for a promising salary, only to find themselves forced to work in an online fraud scheme, a growing trend in illegal work that shades into human trafficking and modern day slavery in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>Move Forward Party (MFP) MP Rangsiman Rome revealed during last week&rsquo;s mid-year censure debate that Maj Gen Paween Pongsirin, a senior police officer investigating Rohingya human trafficking in 2015, decided to seek asylum in Australia due to threats and pressure from his superiors.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>On 1 July, the US Department of State released the <a href="">2021 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report</a> downgrading Thailand to the Tier 2 Watch List after finding fault with government efforts to address forced labour and trafficking issues particularly in the fishing, seafood and garment sectors.</p>
By Seafood Working Group (SWG) |
<p>Dozens of worker rights and human rights organizations released&nbsp;<a data-saferedirecturl=";source=gmail&amp;ust=1624108492101000&amp;usg=AFQjCNECQ_mYf76ST3eWOophDl0BFWMcbw" href="" target="_blank">a letter</a>&nbsp;expressing deep concern regarding Thailand&rsquo;s draft Act on the Operation of Not-for-Profit Organizations.</p>
By Chamnan Chanruang |