Significant illegal migration to Thailand presents traffickers with opportunities to coerce or defraud undocumented migrants into involuntary servitude or sexual exploitation. Thailand is a destination country for many illegal immigrants from neighboring countries for better-paying jobs. Four key sectors of the Thai economy fishing, construction, commercial agriculture, and domestic work rely heavily on undocumented Burmese migrants and other ethnic minority groups from Myanmar, including children, as cheap and exploitable labourers.
Aged only 19, Sarah Forsyth travelled to Amsterdam on the promise of a job as a nursery nurse — and instead was abducted at gunpoint and sold as a sex slave. Every night when Sarah closes her eyes the memories of those days in the notorious red light district play out like scenes in a horror film. And she always sees the same face first — that of a trembling young girl from Thailand.
A 57 year old Thai woman has ended up behind bars in Australia this week. She was taken into custody after being found guilty of controlling, as sex slaves, two Thai women who she introduced to the prostitution trade in Sydney in and The woman will be sentenced in September after the trial verdict which is seen as a victory for the efforts of federal law enforcement in Australia in fighting human trafficking in a country where prostitution is legal in most states.
Two Thai sex workers, allegedly enslaved by the woman they lived with, were in an "economic relationship" similar to a person with a mortgage, a jury has been told. The women came to Sydney to do sex work and lived with Rungnapha "Lisa" Kanbut at her home in and respectively. Kanbut, 57, has pleaded not guilty to two counts each of intentionally possessing a slave, exercising powers of ownership over a slave and dealing with the proceeds of crime. Her barrister, Jeffrey Clarke, on Monday said the women actively sought out someone to send them to Australia.
According to the indictment, sincehundreds of women were brought from Bangkok, Thailand, to several U. The women were from poor backgrounds, spoke little English and were lured with promises of a better life. The women were often encouraged to have breast implants to make them more appealing to potential clients.
Rungnapha "Lisa" Kanbut, 57, has pleaded not guilty in the NSW District Court to two counts of intentionally possessing a slave, two of exercising powers of ownership over a slave, and two of dealing with the proceeds of crime. Judge Nanette Williams has told the jury the law defined slavery as "the condition of a person over whom any or all of the powers attaching to the right of ownership are exercised, including where such a condition results from a debt or a contract made by the person". Factors jurors could take into account included the exercise of powers of control over movement of the person which extend clearly beyond exploitative employment.
Thailand has a reputation for being a center for child sex tourism and child prostitution. The sexual exploitation of children and women has existed in Thailand for centuries. During the Ayutthaya period from towomen passed around amongst men as concubinesor spoils of war given to soldiers as rewards.
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Cape Town - Shocking details of how a Thai woman was imprisoned in a house in Pinelands, then forced to have sex with strangers, have emerged after she was rescued when police raided the property. The woman, part of a larger group, was brought to South Africa with the promise of a better life, supposedly to work in a hotel, according to an affidavit submitted to the Western Cape High Court. The affidavit was part of an application lodged by the Asset Forfeiture Unit AFU for an order allowing the attachment of more than R30 in cash found during the raid.
Yet the number of offenders arrested, prosecuted and convicted is woefully small. Furthermore, senior members of syndicates remain protected. This internal colonialism, in which officials appointed from the metropolis rule and drain the countryside like conquered provinces, has led to obvious differences among the Thai. Broadly, cultural division of labour is the use of ethnic communities to serve the state capital.