Kyaw Naing, a slave from Myanmar, talks to a security guard through the bars of a cell at the compound of a fishing company in Benjina, Indonesia, in 2014.Photo: AP

Tackling slavery in the Thai fishing industry, one victim at a time

The Thai government claims it is regulating the fishing industry more tightly, yet slavery persists. One man, duped into the trade and whose nightmare ended a few years ago, is determined to pursue justice for fellow victims

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Kyaw Naing, a slave from Myanmar, talks to a security guard through the bars of a cell at the compound of a fishing company in Benjina, Indonesia, in 2014.Photo: AP
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