Thai officials prosecuted for human trafficking
Ethnic Uighur Muslims line up beside a police van in Thailand in March 2014. Thailand said it suspected a group of 200 people recently rescued from a human trafficking camp were ethnic Uighur Muslims.
More than a dozen Thai government officials — including senior policemen and a navy officer — are being prosecuted for human trafficking, junta officials said Friday, as they vowed “zero tolerance” of the trade.
Thailand has long been a regional hub for modern day slavery with officials accused of not doing enough to halt the trade and even being active participants.
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Source News: Alarabiya
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