The lawyer, who asked not to be identified because he feared he might be breaching court rules, said the group would be freed Tuesday night and deported afterward. The whistleblowing mother met with Thai police officials during an inquiry into the scandal Roberto Schmidt, AFP "She was asked to compromise the case by some local police," her lawyer told AFP. Vashukevich indicated she would turn over the recordings she claimed to have if the U. Sex trafficking in Thailand. She is the same as food, as beautiful clothes -- something that has a price.
In the wake of the Mae Hong Son scandal, Thailand's Social Development Ministry said it would "lead by example" as an agency "opposed to the 'treat to food, lay down the mat' practice".
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Latest News Top News. They were initially sentenced Tuesday by the court in Pattaya to three-year prison terms, but their sentences were halved because they pleaded guilty, a standard procedure in Thai trials. The soliciting charge carried a maximum prison term of 10 years, and conspiracy a maximum penalty of seven years. Trafficking experts say it is widespread in a hierarchial country where subordinates -- both in government and the private sector -- are expected to pamper bosses to hold onto jobs or move up the career ladder. Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter. But experts say it is almost always only low-level pimps or officials who are punished.