Slavery in Thailand spreading

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UPI – Thursday, 01 September 2011 (originally published 29 Aug)

BANGKOK, Aug. 29 (UPI) — Human trafficking in Cambodia and Thailand is no longer limited to women and children, a Cambodian rights activist said.

Poor formers in Cambodia are convinced to leave home on the promise of better work in Thailand. Many are finding themselves on long-haul trawlers in the South China Sea and forced to work against their will.

“It’s slavery. There’s no other way to describe it,” Lim Tith, national project coordinator for the U.N. Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking, told the United Nations’ humanitarian news agency IRIN . . .

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