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  • Thai police find new trafficker camps; crackdown intensifies

    Police found two more camps Tuesday believed to have held human trafficking victims in southern Thailand — one recently abandoned and the other containing a buried skeleton — days after the grim discovery of 26 bodies at a separate location...
  • Thailand arrests 4, vows crackdown on human traffickers

    Police arrested three Thai officials and a Myanmar citizen in a crackdown on a long-existing criminal network that smuggles persecuted ethnic Muslims from Myanmar into Thailand and holds them captive in camps where scores have died before they can pay...
  • Thai police dig up 26 bodies at suspected trafficking camp

    Thai police trekked into the mountains and dug up 26 bodies from dozens of shallow graves at an abandoned jungle camp that's been linked to human trafficking networks, which activists say are "out of control" in the Southeast Asian country. A lone...
  • Thai police find graves of suspected trafficking victims

    Police have found dozens of shallow graves, a corpse and an ailing survivor at an abandoned jungle camp in an area of southern Thailand that is regularly used to smuggle Rohingya Muslims, as well as Bangladeshis and other migrants, to third countries. An...
  • Thai inquest lays no blame in killing of Reuters cameraman

    Five years after a Reuters video journalist was shot dead during a protest in Thailand, a court said Thursday that its inquest was unable to determine if the shot was fired by Thai soldiers or protesters. The inconclusive findings were likely to fuel...
  • Family Of Man Missing In Thailand Still Looking For Answers

    Family Of Man Missing In Thailand Still Looking For Answers
    The family of a former Connecticut National Guard member and Army veteran missing in Thailand returned to Connecticut this weekend with little news. Joshua Devine, 36, was reported missing during a scuba diving excursion April 12. Police stopped the...
  • Thai leader calls for ending martial law but seeks sweeping new powers

    Thai leader calls for ending martial law but seeks sweeping new powers
    Thailand's coup leader-turned-prime minister on Tuesday called for an end to martial law, to be replaced with sweeping authority for himself that human rights advocates likened to absolute power with impunity. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, a general...
  • Thailand must end slavery in its fishing fleets, U.S. says

    Thailand must end slavery in its fishing fleets, U.S. says
    The U.S. government and major business leaders are renewing their call on the Thai government to crack down on slavery in its fishing fleets, and to punish people who force migrant workers to catch seafood that can end up in the United States. The...
  • I'm innocent and afraid, says So. Fla. man fighting extradition to Thailand in kidnap case

    I'm innocent and afraid, says So. Fla. man fighting extradition to Thailand in kidnap case
    Fighting extradition to a foreign country where he fears he could be tortured and executed without a fair trial, a South Florida man told a federal judge Wednesday that he is innocent and very scared. Federal prosecutors say Shawn Abraham Shaw, 43, is...
  • Berlin Man Halfway On 1,500 Mile Walk In SE Asia

    Berlin Man Halfway On 1,500 Mile Walk In SE Asia
    BERLIN — Winter 2015 at Brian Ford's home has consisted of arctic temperatures, snow measured in feet, constant shoveling. His winter since late January: 90-plus tropical heat, poison vipers, dog packs, daily 25-40-mile treks. No snow, but heat...
  • State Department offers informational website for traveling students

    If you or your child is heading abroad for spring break, the State Department has just the website for you: studentsabroad.state.gov. It's part of State's larger website and focuses on practical information (applying for a passport) while also...