Mar 15, 2016

Thai trafficking trial opens amid fears for witnesses

The trial of 92 suspected human traffickers, arrested after the discovery of shallow graves of migrants in Thai jungle, began in Bangkok on Tuesday and the attorney-general’s office said it would be over within a year amid fears about the safety of witnesses. Traffickers ...

Dec 31, 2015

U.S. downplayed evidence of abuses in Chinese detention camps

After China abolished a notorious penal system based on forced labor in December 2013, the United States rewarded Beijing by removing the world’s most populous country from a global blacklist of countries that are failing to combat modern-day slavery. Shutting the detention camps had ...

Dec 10, 2015

Thai trafficking investigator flees to Australia

Thailand’s highest-ranking police investigator in charge of human trafficking has fled to Australia, telling Australian media on Thursday that he feared for his life after his findings implicated “influential people” at home who want to silence him. Police Maj. Gen. Paween Pongsirin told the ...

Aug 14, 2015

How smuggled workers power 'Made in China'

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On a quiet river bend on the China-Vietnam border, a group of people clambered up a muddy bank. They had just glided across the river from the Vietnamese side in a longboat, guided by men on both banks signaling with flashlights. The passengers scurried ...