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Thailand Accused of Abuse, Neglect of Refugees

September 18, 2007

By Ed Cropley

BANGKOK, Sept 18 (Reuters) – A refugee group accused Thailand on Tuesday of deliberately mistreating hundreds of North Korean fugitives by keeping them in squalid and overcrowded detention cells for months to try to deter others from coming.

China and then Thailand is fast becoming one of the main “underground railway” routes out of Kim Jong-il’s totalitarian state, with police along the northern Thai borders with Laos and Myanmar picking up as many as 60 fugitives a month.

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