Rohingya refugee men show the scars of brutal beatings endured by the Burmese navy when the boat they were fleeing on was stopped in the Andaman Sea off of Myanmar’s west coast. After two weeks under arrest, the Burmese Navy released their boat, pointing the direction Thailand with the warning that they would be killed if they returned to Myanmar. Thai authorities arrested this group of 78 Rohingya refugees when their boat washed up on the southern shores of Thailand. They have languished in an overcrowded Immigration jail in Bangkok for more than a year. Unconfirmed reports of several deaths said several of the 78 died in detention due to untreated health conditions. The Thai government has been slow in forming a policy on the Rohingya refugees who continue to pour into their borders while the Myanmar government refuses to take them back and does not recognize them as citizens.