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Thai general found guilty of human trafficking of Rohingya migrants

BANGKOK: A Thai general was found guilty of human trafficking on Wednesday as a Bangkok 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. Thailand's 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…