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Tens of thousands of Myanmar citizens have fled to Thailand since the 2021 coup. They join an estimated 2 million Myanmar migrants already in the country. For them it’s been a struggle to get their rights, but activists have helped improve their conditions. This is the story of one of those migrant rights defenders.

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In early October, dozens of people absconded from a village controlled by the pro-military Pyusawhti militia in Magway Region with the help of a local.
A 13-year-old girl is still receiving medical treatment in Dawei District after being beaten unconscious in October by her employers, who demanded her parents hand over their four daughters as collateral for their debts.

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