A Burmese man has been arrested in southern Thailand’s Songkhla Province for trafficking fellow Burmese workers to work in the fishery industry.
The three men were rescued from a Chonburi dock after their boat returned to shore.
Thai police say a crackdown on human traffickers has led to the dismantling of thirty five criminal rings supplying slaves to fishing boats.
At sea, the fishermen face violence, intimidation, dangerous working conditions and even murder, according to the EJF report.
Following up on reports of poor working conditions in Thai fish factories, a Finnish NGO finds the situation improved, but problems persist for migrant workers.
The first group of Burmese migrants among those rescued from slavery on remote Indonesian islands are flown to Rangoon on a government-sponsored flight.