Thailand toughens trafficking law with death penalty, steep fines

March 26, 2015 9:59 AM

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BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's parliament voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to introduce harsher punishments for human traffickers, including life imprisonment and the death penalty in cases where their victims had died.

Thailand's move came a day after Britain passed a law that could see traffickers face life imprisonment, and marked the latest step to combat a multi-billion dollar trade in human misery.

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