Thailand fails to tackle human trafficking and abuse: rights group

February 17, 2015 9:37 AM

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BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thailand's efforts to combat human trafficking in its multi-billion dollar fishing industry have been "wholly inadequate", and it has failed to end officials' involvement in trafficking and labor abuses, a rights group said.

The U.S. State Department last year downgraded Thailand to its "tier 3" list of worst offenders – alongside 22 other countries including North Korea, Iran and Central African Republic – in its annual ranking of countries by their counter-trafficking efforts.

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