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Malaysia charges 4 Thai nationals with trafficking offenses relating to 2015 Wang Kelian case

by Derek Andrews
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Deputy Nationwide Police Chief Pol Gen Surachate Hakparn told state information on Friday that 4 Thai people have been extradited to Malaysia and had been charged with trafficking and smuggling people from Myanmar. This case and prosecution relate to the Might 2015 discovery of human trafficking camps and mass graves present in 2017 in Wang Kelian on the Malaysia-Thailand border.

Wang Kelian was found to be the location of mass graves of individuals believed to be Rohingyas (an ethnic group) and Bangladeshis who had been victims of human trafficking discovered within the jungles close to Wang Burma. By 2017, 1000’s of Rohingya migrated to Malaysia on a really harmful journey by boat. Over 139 graves had been discovered by the Malaysian police in addition to 29 unlawful detention camps.

Thailand and Malaysia carried out a joint investigation into the camps and convicted over 50 defendants, together with 9 authorities officers, over the deaths and trafficking. A news release from Malaysia’s Human Rights Fee and Fortify Rights included proof from Wang Kelian and emphasised the necessity for “fact, justice and accountability.” A Royal Fee of Inquiry arrange discovered that no Malaysian enforcement officers or residents had been concerned within the human trafficking of the migrants. Nevertheless, they did discover the border patrols to be negligent and that they did not comply with customary working procedures, which impacted the legal investigation, which continues to be ongoing.

Source / Picture: jurist.org

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