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Stateless At Sea: The Moken of Burma and Thailand

By Human Rights Watch  •  June 25, 2015

photoThe 25-page report, “Stateless at Sea: The Moken of Burma and Thailand,” describes in words and photographs serious violations of the rights of the Moken by state authorities – particularly the Burmese navy – including extortion, bribery, arbitrary arrest, and confiscation of property. Human Rights Watch also examines tightening immigration and maritime conservation laws that threaten their freedom of movement and traditional lifestyle. Most Moken are stateless, making them extremely vulnerable to human rights abuse and depriving them of access to medical care, education, and employment opportunities.

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This post is in: ASEAN, Crimes Against Humanity, Displacement, Human Rights

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