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Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar become "merchandise" in Thailand - HRW

By Alisa Tang | Fri, 24 Jan 2014 15:22 PM
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BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Rohingya Muslims fleeing by boat to escape violence in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state have become “lucrative merchandise” for authorities and traffickers in Thailand, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said, as a fresh bout of bloodletting in the volatile state prompted demands for an investigation.

The U.S. and U.N. have urged Myanmar to investigate...

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