Manas Kongpan, a former Thai army officer jailed for human trafficking of Rohingya migrants. Photo: EPA

Thai police pressured to increase human trafficking charges to improve nation’s image, prosecutors claim

  • Thailand has faced criticism in recent years for failing to stop trafficking in textile and seafood sectors but pressure has led to law being misapplied
  • ‘Human trafficking is a political issue in Thailand,’ one prosecutor said, claiming police are pressured to conflate trafficking and smuggling
Topic |   Thailand
Manas Kongpan, a former Thai army officer jailed for human trafficking of Rohingya migrants. Photo: EPA
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