Thailand Hopes for Upgrade in U.S. Human Trafficking Report
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Reuters] by Aukkarapon Niyomyat - February 2, 2017
Bangkok - Thailand has stepped up prosecutions for human trafficking and hopes its status will be upgraded in the annual U.S. Trafficking in Persons report, the foreign minister said on Thursday.
The report, which ranks countries based on anti-trafficking efforts, matters to Thailand's junta as it tries to fully normalize relations with Washington and to show it is tackling tough issues better than previous civilian administrations.
Last year, Thailand's status was upgraded a notch to Tier 2 "Watch List". It had been downgraded to the...
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