July 02, 2015 (PPI-OT)
Following is the text of press release issued by Ansar Burney Trust International
The Pakistan’s former Federal Minister for Human Rights and Chairman of Ansar Burney Trust International, Ansar Burney has appreciated Thailand’s prime minister’s proposed talks with Malaysia and Myanmar (Burma) on human trafficking after mass graves and bodies were discovered in a border smuggler’s camp.
International Anti Human Trafficking ‘HERO’ Ansar Burney appreciated that the Prime Minister of Thailand Prayut Chan-o-cha made the offer after dozens of bodies, believed to be those of Rohingya Muslim migrants from Myanmar (Burma), were found in Thailand’s Songkhla Sadao district, on the border between Thailand and Malaysia. The area has been used as a holding area for migrants who employ cruel human traffickers to sneak them into Malaysia.
He said that dozens bodies of Rohingya Muslim victims have already been identified and dozens mass graves have been found later Thai Prime Minister Prayut directed 53 police officers to be transferred to the area of the grave sightings to investigate human trafficking crimes.
United Nations former Expert Adviser on Human Rights, Ansar Burney who is on a visit of Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia further said that the UNHCR has also reported learned stories of abuse and deprivation, on boats in the Bay of Bengal and in camps on the Thai-Malaysian border, from hundreds of Rohingya survivors. Some survivors claimed they witness deaths from beatings and starvation. “These findings have been shared with governments to advocate for urgent action,” later UNCHR said in a statement.
For more information, contact:Ansar Burney Trust International6 – Hassan Manzil, Arambagh Road,Karachi – PakistanTel: +92-21-32623382-83Fax: +92-21-32623384Email: [email protected]