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Thailand: Burmese Workers on Trial for Reporting Abuses

Expand A worker tends to chickens at a farm in Thailand.  © 2007 Sukree Sukplang / Reuters (New York) – The Thai government should publicly oppose in court the criminal defamation charges against 14 Burmese migrant workers for filing a complaint against their employer with Thailand’s human rights commission, Human Rights Watch said. The trial is to begin on February 7, 2018, in Don Muang Magistrates Court in Bangkok. If convicted, the workers face up to a year in prison. “The criminal defamation case against 14 migrant workers for reporting abusive labor conditions threatens all rights enforcement…

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