Thai 'confidence' in anti-trafficking record belied by statistics

January 30, 2015 12:52 PM

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Thai 'confidence' in anti-trafficking record belied by statistics

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand identified fewer victims of human trafficking last year than in 2013 and convicted fewer perpetrators of the crime, according to a government report aimed at lifting the country from a U.S. list of the world's worst offenders.

The U.S. State Department last year downgraded Thailand to the lowest category in its influential annual ranking of countries by their counter-trafficking efforts.

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