Major Trafficking Trial Opens Amid Fears for Witnesses

 Major Trafficking Trial Opens Amid Fears for Witnesses

The flag of Thailand flown at the Thai Supreme Court building in Bangkok. Photo: Xiengyod.

BANGKOK — The trial of 92 suspected human traffickers, arrested after the discovery of shallow graves of migrants in the jungle, began in Bangkok on Tuesday and the attorney-general’s office said it would be over within a year amid fears about the safety of witnesses.

Traffickers abandoned boatloads of migrants at sea last year after a crackdown by authorities that led to a regional migrant crisis with Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar and Bangladesh refusing boats permission to land.

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By Amy Sawitta Lefevre
Khaosod English


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