Menendez Statement on Human Trafficking Crisis in Malaysia, Discovery of Mass Graves

Menendez Statement on Human Trafficking Crisis in Malaysia, Discovery of Mass Graves

The Paramus Post


U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) today released the following statement on the discovery this weekend of mass graves in Malaysia: 

“The horror uncovered in Malaysia, where 139 graves and evidence of torture were found in what amount to prison camps, is yet another tragic example of the global crisis of modern slavery and a stark reminder of why we must take a strong stand against human trafficking where ever is rears its ugly head.

“These graves in Malaysia, like those discovered recently in Thailand, held the bodies of migrants from Bangladesh and Rohingya refugees fleeing appalling abuses in Burma who were seeking refuge and employment in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and beyond.  Highly organized criminal operations have sprung up to take advantage of these desperate refugees, extorting money from those whose families can pay and simply disposing of those who cannot. 

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