Thailand berated for human trafficking

June 20, 2014 9:27 PM

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WASHINGTON: The United States downgraded Thailand, Malaysia and Venezuela Friday to its list of the world’s worst centers of human trafficking, opening them up to potential sanctions and classing them alongside North Korea and Syria.

The three countries were all downgraded to the lowest “Tier 3” status in the U.S. State Department’s 2014 Trafficking in Persons Report as they did not fully comply with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking.

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