Joseph steps off the subway train onto Bangkok’s Chatuchak metro station platform. As the 29-year-old Laotian refugee exits to the street above he notices two men trailing behind him.
Both men are carrying large suitcases that seem light to the touch as they lift them easily on to the escalator, Joseph* recalls.
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