Category Archives: News and Updates

Remarks by Ms. Boom Mosby, Founder and Director of the HUG Project and a 2017 TIP Report Hero from Thailand, 27 June 2017, U.S. Department of State

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“Thank you. Secretary Tillerson, it is a great honor to be standing here today on behalf of a 2017 TIP Hero and especially on behalf of human trafficking’s – human – human trafficking victims around the world. I would like

Country committed to fighting trafficking, PM says

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By Wasamon Audjarint for The Nation on 27 June 2017, Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha on Tuesday stressed that Thailand is committed to fighting human trafficking, as the US State Department released its 2017 Trafficking in Persons report late tonight

Thailand, Laos join hands to fight against human trafficking

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Pattaya Mail on 26 June 2017, UBON RATCHATHANI – Ubon Ratchathani province and Phonthong district in Laos have collaborated to organize activities against human trafficking for the year 2017 along the borders. Chief of Sirinthon district in Ubon Ratchathani Prasit

Thailand pledges further fisheries reforms at 2017 SeaWeb Seafood Summit

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By Cliff White for Seafood Source on 22 June 2017, Thailand has pledged to further strengthen multi-stakeholder partnerships to combat illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing and labor abuses in its fisheries sector, according to representatives of its government at the

Police, FBI, NGOs unite to combat child abuse, sex exploitation in Phuket

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The Phuket News on 2 June 2017, By Tanyaluk Sakoot PHUKET: Phuket today became home to the first Child Advocacy Centre in Southern Thailand to spearhead a multi-agency campaign against human trafficking and sexual exploitation of children.   Two girls

Thai woman linked to Bahrain sex trade held

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The Bangkok Post on 6 May 2017, A Thai woman wanted for procuring young women into the flesh trade in Bahrain has been arrested at Suvarnabhumi airport, according to the Immigration Bureau. Ananya Sakulrapha, 37, of Pathum Thani, was apprehended

Nataree massage parlour operators sentenced to jail

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From the Bangkok Post on 19 April 2017, The Criminal Court on Wednesday handed down prison terms of up to 13 years to operators of the Nataree massage parlour in Bangkok for illegally procuring young and migrant prostitutes last year.

Press Release: 14 year jail sentences for Thai human traffickers

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Environmental Justice Foundation Press Release on 21 March 2017, EJF welcomes the news that Thailand’s Trang Provincial Court has sentenced six defendants to 14 years behind bars for the human trafficking of migrant workers onto fishing vessels.     Steve

Trang fishing kingpin gets 14 years for trafficking

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By Methee Muangkaew for Bangkok Post on 17 March 2017, TRANG: The former chairman of the Trang Fishing Association and five other defendants were sentenced on Friday to 14 years behind bars for human trafficking. The Trang Provincial Court handed down

Thailand moves ahead to strengthen legal framework to combat human trafficking

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Thailand has taken another significant step to further strengthen the anti-human trafficking legal framework in order to better protect the victims. The latest amendment of the Prevention and Suppression of Human Trafficking Act, which became effective on January 28, 2017,