More than 30 bodies have been pulled from shallow graves at a human-trafficking camp at the Thai-Malaysian border. Police say 20 more could be found.
A potentially precedent-setting trial began on Tuesday in Bangkok, as British activist Andy Hall faced the first of four libel charges against him for his research about a Thai company’s alleged abuse of migrant labourers, the majority of whom are Burmese
Reuters has vowed to stand by their Rohingya story which alleges that Thai naval officers were involved in the trafficking of Rohingya boatpeople.
“Not only do we refuse to withdraw any lawsuit, but we are processing another suit against Reuters as well,” Vice Admiral Tharathorn Khajitsuwan tells the Bangkok Post.
Two Thailand-based journalists were charged on Thursday with defamation and violation of the Computer Crimes Act for citing a Reuters article that contained allegations against members of the Royal Thai Navy.
Two Reuters reporters were awarded a Pulitzer Prize for reports on the trafficking of Rohingya Muslims, days before two Thailand-based journalists will appear in court, where they may face up to seven years in jail for republishing one paragraph of the award-winning work.