Thailand to Free Jailed Cambodian Migrants

by Admin on September 14, 2015

Thai authorities are to free five Cambodian migrants who were jailed for working illegally in Thailand. They will be returned home alongside nearly 100 other Cambodian nationals as Thailand seeks to crackdown on migrant labor, reports Phnom Penh Post.

The group was arrested on accusations of smuggling petrol into the country.

The Thai court’s decision was confirmed yesterday by a Foreign Ministry spokesman, and coincides with the repatriation of almost 100 Cambodians on Saturday at Poipet.

Criminal defense attorneys in Thailand Chaninat and Leeds have decades of experience in criminal law cases in Thailand.

Poipet commune official, Sin Nam Yong, explained that although Cambodians are sent back over the border on a daily basis, Saturday’s group repatriation is testament to greater efforts to enforce migration law by Cambodia and Thailand.

She said:

“There were around 100 in just one day because the Thais want to strengthen their work on immigration.”
This comes following last week’s ASEAN migration summit in Phnom Penh, where illegal immigration and transnational crime were topics on the agenda.

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