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Thailand Selling Rohingya to Human Traffickers: Report

Thailand Selling Rohingya to Human Traffickers: Report | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

A news agency investigation says Thai officials have been secretly allowing Rohingya Muslim refugees to be dumped off to human traffickers, who hold them for ransom under brutal conditions.

The report by the Reuters news agency said Thai immigration officials were often complicit in the policy toward the Rohingya, who are escaping unrest and religious persecution in neighboring Burma.

It said many of the refugees were told by officials they were being deported back to Burma. Only after they were out at sea, did they realize they had been sold to human traffickers.

The survivors say they were then sent to camps along Thailand's remote border with Malaysia. Many were said to be beaten, and some even killed. They were only allowed to leave if their relatives paid thousands of dollars in ransom....

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Claim Thai military trafficking Rohingya refugees - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

There are new allegations that the Thai navy is involved in the human trafficking of Rohingya Muslims trying to flee religious violence in western Myanmar.
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Thailand Sells Rohingya Refugees

Thailand Sells Rohingya Refugees | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

PHUKET, Thailand – Adding to their plight, Burmese Muslims escaping from state-sponsored persecution are being intercepted and sold by Thai police to human traffickers. ....

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Rohingya women face rape 'policy' | Bangkok Post: news

Rohingya women face rape 'policy' | Bangkok Post: news | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Claims of a woman being brutally raped as well as trafficking allegations involving children are bringing into serious doubt the shelters charged with protecting the group in Thailand

...The young Rohingya mother should have felt safe and protected at the Phangnga Shelter for Children and Families. Instead she was whisked away with her two children to a remote island and repeatedly raped... 


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UN urges Thai probe into alleged Rohingya shooting

UN urges Thai probe into alleged Rohingya shooting | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

The UN's refugee agency on Friday called for the Thai government to probe reports its sailors shot at Rohingya boat people fleeing sectarian strife in Myanmar.

Citing survivors of the alleged shooting in late February, the UNHCR said at least three shots were fired by Thai sailors as they intercepted a Rohingya boat off Phang Nga, southern Thailand, and towed it further out to sea.

But it was unclear "whether these were warning shots or aimed at the passengers," it said in a statement, adding the boat had been at sea for three weeks and was low on supplies since leaving Myanmar's unrest-hit Rakhine State. ...

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Thai woman taps communications tools to escape with 9 others from Bahrain brothel - The Nation

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Thai woman taps communications tools to escape with 9 others from Bahrain brothel The Nation A 30-year-old Thai woman used all her wits and knowledge of communications technology to help herself and nine other Thai women escape from forced  prostitution in a Bahrain brothel.....

 

They were waiting for the fasting month of Ramadan to get over as clients stopped buying sex during the Muslim holy month....

 

They arrived at the embassy at 2am but the guard did not permit them to wait inside. However, luck was on their side as the Bahraini taxi driver took pity on them and dropped them off at a hotel and paid for the room - Bt2,000 - telling them not to come out or contact anybody.

They came back to the Thai Embassy in the morning and received help. Police also got the seven others out of the hotel.

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