HRW accuses Thais of detaining thousands of migrant children

US-based Human Rights Watch has accused Thai authorities of holding thousands of migrant children – many of whom are Burmese – in detention each year, causing physical and emotional harm. In a 1 Sept report, HRW said child migrants and asylum seekers are “unnecessarily held in squalid immigration facilities and police lock-ups due to their immigration status or that of their parents”.

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