t immediately comment.Yemens conflict has pushed seven million people to the brink of famine according to the UN. The country has also been hit by a deadly cholera outbreak that has claimed more than 1740 lives since late April.BANGKOK AFP A Thai general was found guilty of human trafficking on Wednesday as a Bangkok 뉴스 court convicted scores of people in a mass trial exposing the lynchpin role of corrupt officials in the grim lucrative trade in Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants.
Thailands junta launched a crackdown in May 2015 on a network funnelling desperate migrants through southern Thailand and onto Malaysia holding some for ransom in jungle camps.It unspooled a crisis across Southeast Asia as gangmasters abandoned their human cargo in the camps where hundreds died from starvation and malaria and at sea in overcrowded boats which were then ping ponged between Thai Malaysian and Indonesian waters.
After a day delivering verdicts for many of the 102 defendants Bangkok Criminal Court found LieutenantGeneral Manas Kongpan guilty of multiple human trafficking charges.A judge said he was also guilty of complicity in a transnational organised crime network and worked with others to facilitate human trafficking.The ruling is an extremely rare conviction for a senior army officer in juntaruled Thailand.
Manas the highestranking official on trial was a top figure in the security apparatus covering Thailands south a key transit zone in a trafficking trail that stretched from Myanmar to Malaysia.The court heard he received bank transfers from trafficking agents worth14.8 million baht 440000. But the police investigation found he also used his position to guide trafficking gangs around checkpoints after their arrival on remote beaches as they headed to the jungle camps.In 2013 he was promoted to head the Internal Security Command ISOC for the entire south. Current junta leader Prayut ChanOCha was army chief at the time.Before the crackdown rights groups had long accused officials of ignoring and even conducting the trade in humans through Thailands southern provinces.
The trial has revealed a lattice of military police local political and mafia figures acting as traffickers agents and logistics men all soaking up cash from some of Asias poorest and most vulnerable migrants.
Over the years the smuggling gangs are estimated to have netted tens of millions of dollars.TEHRAN AFP Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday that Tehran would respond appropriately to new US sanctions but that Iran remained committed to its nuclear deal with world powers.
The Islamic Republic of Iran will always stick to its international commitments Rouhani said in a televised cabinet meeting.
그러나 미국이 어떤 명분 아래서라도 새로운 제재를 추진하기를 원한다면요. 이란은 적절한 대응을 할 것이라고 그는 말했습니다.
우리는 미국인들의 위반을 용서하지 않을 것이며 그들에 대항할 것입니다.
그의 발언은 미국과 이란이 이슬람 공화국들의 탄도 미사일 프로그램에 대한 제재조치를 취한 다음날 나왔습니다.국무부는 백악관이 이란이 2015년 협정을 고수하고 있음을 인정한 지 몇 시간 만에 이란에 있는 18명의 개인과 단체들에 대한 제재를 가했습니다.이란은 미국 국민들과 이란 국민들과 그 지역의 다른 이슬람교도들을 상대로 행동한 단체들에 대한 자체적인 제재로 반격했습니다.Rouhani는 수요일에 워싱턴을 이중적이라고 비난했습니다.한편 그들은 이란이 완성되었다는 것을 증명하는 공식 보고서를 의회에 보냅니다.