Rohingya women, men and children attempting to flee persecution in Myanmar by boat earlier this year were killed or severely beaten by human traffickers, according to a report published by Amnesty International.

According to the report, “Deadly journeys: The refugee and trafficking crisis in Southeast Asia,” the traffickers were torturing the refugees in case their families failed to pay ransoms. Amnesty, stressed that with the monsoon over and a new “sailing season” already underway, thousan...

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