Thailand should leave ‘no stone unturned’ after 62 found guilty of trafficking
BANGKOK (Reuters) More uk canada goose outlet needs to be done to ensure that human traffickers are brought to justice and Rohingya migrants are protected, rights groups said Canada Goose Jackets on Canada Goose online Thursday, after a trial in which 62 people were convicted of crimes including trafficking and murder.
FILE PHOTO: The shackled legs of suspected canada goose black friday sale human traffickers are seen as they arrive for their trial canada goose store at the criminal court in Bangkok, Thailand, March 15, 2016. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom/File Photo
A Bangkok court convicted the 62, including a general, police officers and provincial officials, on Wednesday at buy canada goose jacket cheap the end of Thailand biggest ever human trafficking trial.
The discovery led to more than 100 arrests.
Many of the dead Canada Goose Outlet were believed to be Rohingya, a persecuted cheap Canada Goose Muslim minority from Myanmar, many of whom seek refuge canada goose uk shop in mostly Muslim Malaysia. Thailand has not released a full report on canada goose uk black friday the graves Canada Goose sale or the results of forensic tests.
trial and convictions was just the first canada goose coats on sale step, Sunai Phasuk, senior Thailand researcher at Human Rights Watch, told Reuters.
government needs to do more beyond this and continue investigations. It should leave no stone unturned.
The court took more than 12 hours to deliver the verdicts which rights groups said showed the government was serious about canada goose clearance sale the problem.
The convicted included Myanmar nationals.
The Canada Goose Online longest jail term was 94 years, for Soe Naing, widely known as Anwar, a Rohingya man who Canada Goose Coats On Sale police said was a key figure behind the jungle camp where dozens died.
Thailand has long been a source, destination and transit country for men, women and children smuggled and trafficked from poorer, neighbouring countries, including Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar, canada goose clearance to Thailand or further afield, often to work as labourers and sex workers. State Department canadagoosejackets7v left Thailand on a Tier 2 Watchlist, just above the lowest ranking of Tier 3, in its annual Trafficking in Persons Report.
The State Department said Thailand did not do enough to tackle human smuggling canadian goose jacket and trafficking, and did not convict officials in trafficking crimes
Wednesday convictions could help lift Thailand out of Tier 2 next year, rights groups said.
OPERATION While welcoming the outcome of the trial, rights groups said more needed to be done, both Canada Goose Parka to protect the estimated 5,000 Rohingya in Thailand, and to investigate the smugglers camps where many more victims of beatings, disease and starvation are believed to be buried.
Police, troops and security volunteers in 2015 did not uk canada goose search hills surrounding the mass grave site, despite evidence from rights groups and media that other graves were dotted along the border.
documented a massive operation that trafficked cheap canada goose uk tens of thousands of Rohingya during a three year period. The loss of life was canada goose coats significantly more than the focus of this trial.
Weerachon Sukondhapatipak, a government spokesman, said Thailand would press on with investigations.
government will use the tools at its disposal to solve the buy canada goose jacket trafficking problem, Weerachon told Reuters.
won stop at this.
Myanmar treatment of its roughly one million Rohingya has emerged as its most contentious rights issue as it makes a transition from decades of harsh military rule.
The Rohingya are canada goose factory sale denied citizenship and classified as illegal immigrants from Bangladesh, despite claiming roots in the region that go back centuries, with communities marginalised and occasionally subjected to communal violence.
Many take smugglers boast across the Bay of Bengal, hoping canada goose uk outlet to start new lives in Southeast Asia.
Relatives of canada goose victims of human trafficking wait for linked website the sentence after an army general, two provincial politicians and police officers were among the 46 people held guilty in a court in Bangkok, Thailand, July 19, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva.