Thai Prison Labour Plan attracts international media attention.

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The joint letter from 45 NGOs and international human rights organisations to the Thai Prime Minister, Prayut Chan-o-cha, asking him to end a pilot project to recruit prisoners from Thailand’s correctional facilities to fill a labor shortage in the fishing industry, has drawn significant international media attention.

The following are some of the identified links which highlight the scale of the media coverage in response to the 16 January letter and in which Human Rights at Sea leant its voice and support.

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2015/01/15/Thailands-plan-to-use-prison-labor-at-sea-condemned/5401421338456/

http://time.com/3668625/thailand-fishing-boats-prisoners/

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30831868

http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/worldservice/business/business_20150116-0209a.mp3

http://www.undercurrentnews.com/2015/01/14/international-condemnation-hits-thailand-over-plan-to-use-prisoners-in-fishing-industry/

http://www.mizzima.com/mizzima-news/regional/item/16910-ngos-rap-thai-plan-to-put-convicts-to-work-on-fishing-boats

http://www.ucanews.com/news/groups-criticize-thailands-plan-to-use-prison-labor-on-trawlers/72789

http://www.intrafish.com/news/article1404128.ece

http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/world/2015/01/15/rights-groups-urge-thailand-to-end-project-that-sends-prisoners-to-sea/

NB: HRAS takes no responsibility, whatsoever, for the accuracy or content of external links.

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