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Thai Crackdown on Human Trafficking Ensnares Refugees

A campaign by Thai authorities to crack down on human trafficking has led to the arrests this month of hundreds of foreign nationals in Bangkok. But the detainees include many Pakistani nationals seeking refuge, and rights groups are calling for their release. In a statement to VOA, the U.N. High Commission for Refugees regional representative said as many as 150 refugees and asylum seekers had been arrested and held during the past 10 days. Pakistan-based media and some Christian groups...

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