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Rohingya trafficking verdict set

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Rohingya trafficking verdict set

 

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Rohingya trafficking verdict set
443 words
26 February 2017
BKPOST
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103 suspects include army officer

The Criminal Court has set July 19 for handing down a verdict on the alleged trafficking of Rohingya migrants in a case that involves 103 suspects including a senior army officer and former politicians.

The court’s newly established human trafficking division has reportedly finished hearing the testimonies of 209 witnesses in a case that came under the media spotlight in 2015 after graves, believed to belong to Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants, were found in Songkhla near the Thai-Malaysian border.

The last group of witnesses made their statements on Feb 24, ending a lengthy investigation, which caused worries over Thailand’s image at a time when the country is under close watch by the United States, which is monitoring human trafficking in various countries.

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