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  1. News - Asia - THAILAND

    200 'Turkish refugees' rescued from Thai slave camp turn out to be Uygurs

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 04:00pm by Reuters and Chutima Sidasathian and Alan Morison

    ... Uygurs rescued from slave camp Some 200 people rescued by police from a human trafficking camp in southern Thailand are suspected to be Uygur Muslims from Xinjiang, Thai police sources said yesterday. They were discovered late on Wednesday at a rubber plantation in a hilly area where at least three camps used by smugglers of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar were identified last year. Those ...

  2. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai police find secret camp of 200 suspected ‘Turkish refugees’

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 09:42pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok The asylum seekers were discovered hiding in a rubber plantation in the country's deep south Thai police find secret camp of 200 'Turkish refugees' Thai police have discovered about 200 suspected Turkish refugees at a secret camp in the country's deep south, officials said yesterday, describing the case ...

  3. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai court takes on case against PM Yingluck as pressure mounts

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 04:07pm by Reuters

    ... out a petition by Labour minister Chalerm Yoombamrung asking it to rule that the anti-government protests aimed at forcing the government out violated the constitution. Yingluck faces separate ... for a mass rally in Bangkok on Saturday. More militant factions within her camp say they are gearing up for a fight if she is removed from office. Anti-government protesters first took to the streets ...

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    Thai army raids Rohingya smugglers' secret camp near Malaysian border

    Posted Jan 11th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Morison

    ... Chutima Sidasathian and Alan Morison in Phuket Thai army raids Rohingya smugglers Thai authorities have raided a secret transit camp for ethnic Rohingya on the border with Malaysia, after ... (HK$24,000) in the sting operation in Padangneza district, in the southern Thai province of Songkhla. People smugglers tout Rohingya as cheap labour on farms and fishing boats, with the Muslim ...

  5. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai anti-government protesters close camps as number of supporters fall

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 11:25am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Bangkok Protest camps close as numbers fall Thai anti-government protesters who have been camped out in north Bangkok packed their tents and marched downtown yesterday ... in north Bangkok where Yingluck and two senior ministers had been holding a meeting and cut through a barbed-wire fence. They later dispersed. The protesters closed camps at two of the seven big ...

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    ‘Red shirts’ in Thailand practice self-defence before joining pro-government protest

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 11:26pm by AFP

    ... fighters," local red-shirt leader Kwanchai Pripana said on the sidelines of the training camp in the movement's heartland of Udon Thani. At the camp, around 500 mainly middle-aged men and women ... Isaan"- he organised the training camp for the "Democracy Protection Volunteers". Without a swift cooling of tempers on both sides of Thailand's bitter divide, analysts warn more ...

  7. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Police rescue hundreds of Rohingya from camp in Thailand

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 01:38am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Bangkok Hundreds of Muslim refugees from Myanmar found at remote camp after reports about human-trafficking ring in Southern Thailand Police rescue Rohingya at camp Thai police have rescued hundreds of Rohingya Muslims from a remote camp in a raid prompted by reports of human trafficking, officials said yesterday. Police detained 531 men, women and children ...

  8. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thailand's 'popcorn gunman' says he was hired by protest movement

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 10:21pm by AFP

    ... That is absolutely not true," said Labour Minister Chalerm Yubumrung, who heads the government's security response to the months-long crisis. Meanwhile, an anti-corruption panel suspended ...

  9. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thailand in power vacuum as court rules February’s election results invalid

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 01:46pm by Reuters

    ... in Bangkok to try to force Yingluck out. The number of protesters has dwindled in recent weeks and the streets have been relatively calm since several big protest camps were shut at the start ...

  10. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thailand fines suspected Uygur asylum seekers

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 06:28pm by AFP

    ... Pitaneelaboot said. The group of roughly 200 people was discovered in a raid on a suspected people smuggling camp on Wednesday in the kingdom's deep south. They presented themselves to police ...




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