Praise Arrest of Suspected Human Traffickers

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Target: Prime Minister of Thailand, Prayut Chan-o-cha

Goal: Commend efforts made to arrest suspected human traffickers.

Thailand recently arrested and handed over suspected kingpins of human trafficking to Malaysian authorities. Authorities arrested an undisclosed number of individuals, but it is known that some were of great importance. One identified man, named Yassin, is thought to be the main agent in coordinating the Malaysian-Thailand trafficking. Yassin was captured by Thai authorities, and will be sent to Malaysia for trial.

Human trafficking camps with hundreds of graves filled with immigrants have been found along the northern border of Malaysia. Yassin is suspected to be the main individual behind the migration of thousands of Malaysians to border camps. He also allegedly made a fortune by demanding ransom from the families of migrants, and was also selling them off as slaves.

The individuals living in the camps are mostly Rohingyas. Malaysian and Thai authorities have found multiple camps for these refugees, as well as hundred of graves. In some instances, the Rohyingya migrants were forced to live in wooden cages surrounded by barbed wire. They often lived in dire conditions, subjected to torture and starvation. As evidenced by the amount of mass graves found, many also died. At one site, police recovered the skeletal remains of around 106 victims.

These camps are sites of torture and inhumane treatment. Besides being mistreated at the camps themselves, individuals were often sold as slaves. Both the Malaysian and Thai governments have reported that they are committed to seeking and capturing other individuals responsible for human trafficking. Praise the coordination of the Thai government to find and arrest individuals responsible for the hundreds of human trafficking victims.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Prime Minister Chan-o-cha,

The Thai government coordinated and executed the arrest of multiple individuals responsible for the human trafficking in Malaysia and Thailand. One of these men, Yassin, is allegedly a main agent in human trafficking. He supposedly made a fortune off of holding individuals for ransom, and selling them off as slaves.

The efforts of the Thai government have led to the arrest of Yassin, and others responsible for human trafficking. I commend your efforts to protect those who have been subjected to dire conditions, and your commitment to continuing to seek others responsible.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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