A guilty verdict for a British activist in Thailand charged with defamation for alleging ill-treatment of migrant workers at a big fruit company sets an alarming precedent, say rights groups.
A Facebook post that alerted a group of Burmese migrants to their own exploitation has triggered a landmark case on the rights of foreign workers in Thailand.
A group of Burmese workers is suing their former employer, a poultry farm in Thailand, for $1.33 million in compensation for alleged abuses.
For one Burmese man, a few beers with a friend turned into a five-year ordeal on a Thai fishing boat.
Esther Htusan, a journalist from Kachin State, was one of four journalists responsible for a series of reports on modern slavery that earned a Pulitzer.
Two dozen freed slaves forced to work in Southeast Asia’s fishing industry are due to return to Burma on Thursday.