The release of the State Department’s latest Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP) revealed that Asia is home to some of the worst perpetrators of illegal human trafficking.
China has now joined the ranks of Russia, North Korea, Iran, and a handful of other countries as Tier 3 violators of human trafficking laws.
The US State Department this past week released its yearly, “Trafficking in Persons Report.
Burmese migrant workers are used as slave labor aboard Thai fishing boats, according to an investigation by a British nongovernmental organization.
The report, “Sold to the Sea: Human Trafficking in Thailand’s Fishing Industry,” was released Wednesday by the Environmental Justice Foundation, a UK-based nonprofit organization that works internationally to protect the environment and defend human rights.
The seafood industry always has been and always will be extremely controversial.
Thailand is currently facing some political pressure after a British-based non-profit, the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF), published a study Wednesday detailing cases of 15 Burmese people who work under slave-like conditions for a Thai fishing crew.
According to investigators, Teth Teth Win and her daughter Win Tanda Aong had illegally smuggled at least 15 people from Myanmar and forced them to work at a corn factory located in Tha Ma Kha district of Kanchanaburi province.
Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT) launched a report concerning the “Conflict and human trafficking on the Kachin-China border” Wednesday at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand (FCCT) in Bangkok, Thailand.