Thai Prisoners May Soon Be Catching the Fish on Your Dinner Plate

January 15, 2015 9:05 AM

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Thai Prisoners May Soon Be Catching the Fish on Your Dinner Plate

Dozens of labor and human rights groups have condemned a plan by the Thai junta to use prison labor on fishing boats, which are already notorious for violence, human trafficking and slave-like conditions.

The coalition of 45 international organizations has penned an open letter to Thai Army chief Prayut Chan-ocha, who has run the Southeast Asian nation since staging a coup d’état on May 22, urging him to end a pilot project that sends prisoners out to sea. Much of the fish, shrimp and shellfish caugh...

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