ATEST Letter to Secretary Kerry on the 2015 TIP Report

Recent events highlighted how little progress the governments of Malaysia and Thailand have made in the last year to combat human trafficking. Particularly troubling is the media spotlight on Malaysia over the gruesome discovery of mass graves of Bangladeshi and Burmese Rohingya migrants who were subjected to extreme forms of exploitation, abuse, and trafficking. ATEST strongly urges Secretary Kerry to maintain the integrity of the 2015 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report by keeping Malaysia and Thailand on Tier 3 and welcoming information from civil society.

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