Today, Burmese migrant workers from a bag factory in the Falansaung area, Bangkok, were sentenced to long term imprisonment for holding fake work permit cards.
13 women, aged between 15 to 18, and 2 men were each given a 4 and a half year sentence by the Sanhtorburi court near the Wat Sin monastery on Alkashine road in Bangkok.Daw Aye Khaing, the mother of one of the convicted migrants said “Yesterday, my daughter was sentenced with 4 and half years imprisonment. I don’t know how we can find the help to get her out of this situation. Nothing has happened to the employer who was the one who supplied the falsified work permits in the first place. We all paid the employer 6000 baht each for him to give us a real work permit but he lied to us and gave us all fake ones. He did not even try to find any solution for the migrant workers to be released by the police. Now my daughter has been jailed and the employer is free”.
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