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FINNS FLY IN FOR COURT SHOWDOWN OVER MIGRANT WORKERS AT ‘NATURAL FRUIT’

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The executive director of Finnwatch, the consumer group which produced a critical report on the Thai pineapple canning company ‘Natural Fruit’ citing its treatment of migrant Burmese labour, is to fly in from Helsinki to Bangkok to the trial of British team member Andy Hall later this week. In the long running farce in which Natural Fruit has selected Hall …

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WHY KOH TAO MURDER CASE SHOULD BE THROWN OUT

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BUT DEFENCE SHY OVER BRINGING THAILAND’S POLICE LABORATORY INTO DISREPUTE A summary of the appeal by the ‘Koh Tao Two’ against conviction and the death sentence for the murders of British tourists Hannah Witheridge and David Miller appears to totally demolish a sloppy prosecution case in the controversial trial in Thailand. The appeal highlights blatant lies, the cover-up of contradictory …

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IS DNA TESTING IN THAILAND MERELY A COMPLEMENT TO POLICE TORTURE

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THE KOH TAO MURDER CASE – NOT NO MAFIA, BUT WHICH MAFIA? Sunday, April 10, 2016 Solicitor Ian Yarwood analyses the evidence in the Koh Tao Murder Case and find it suspends belief, while Andrew Drummond puts a litte spanner in the works. Thai prosecutors cannot be trusted to tell the truth. But if that is not so startling, actions coming …

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THE KOH TAO DEATH SENTENCES – THE REAL CHILLING EFFECT

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ONE LAW FOR THE UK – ANOTHER FOR BURMESE MIGRANT WORKERS The performance by Michael Miller outside the court in Koh Samui last week, in which he berated the two young Burmese sentenced to death for the murder of his brother and murder and rape of Hannah Witheridge on the Thai island of Koh Tao for showing ‘not a sign …

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THE KOH TAO MURDERS – IF THE VERDICT WAS WRONG TIME WILL NOT TELL

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By the six o’clock BBC evening news in London yesterday the mews that Wai Phyo and Zaw Lin had been found guilty and sentenced to death for the Koh Tao murders was well down the agenda, coming after a car crash with one fatality, floods in Cumbria and a bus crash with no fatalities. Any doubt about the prosecution of …

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THAI JUSTICE ON TRIAL AGAIN AS BURMESE AWAIT THEIR FATE IN ‘PARADISE’

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  With just two days to go before the court in Koh Samui, Thailand, returns a verdict on the two young Burmese accused of the murders of David Miller and Hannah Witheridge on Koh Tao the defence pro-bono lawyers, appointed by the Lawyers Council of Thailand, and the Migrant Workers Rights Network have put out a statement detailing why Wai …

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MANGO MIGRANTS AND TERRORIST ROUTE INTO THAILAND?

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Finnwatch – the consumer rights organization which brewed up a storm over the mistreatment of Burmese migrant labour at Natural Fruit’s pineapple processing plant in Prachuap Khiri Kan is at it again – this time attacking working conditions of Burmese in factories supplying to one of Finland’s cut price supermarket chains. In a report rather weakly titled: ‘On the Borderline …

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SCOTLAND YARD UNWITTINGLY ‘LIED’ OVER THAI ISLAND MURDERS

In Andy Hall, Koh Tao Murders, Uncategorised, Zaw Lin by Andrew Drummond37 Comments

NOW WILL TWO YOUNG BURMESE GO TO THEIR DEATHS IN BRITISH PUBLIC INTEREST? Scotland Yard officers who spent a month in Thailand overseeing the investigation into the murders of Hannah Witheridge were deliberately misled by the Thai Police and passed on their lies to the families of the victims as truths. Among the key deliberate mistruths to the families was …

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APPEAL COURT CONFIRMS ANDY HALL’S ACQUITTAL IN NATURAL FRUIT CASE

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BUT NO PINA COLADAS ALL AROUND As the Natural Fruit Company of Thailand continues drearily and seemingly spitefully to pursue British Rights Activist Andy Hall in ‘David and Goliath’ criminal libel and computer crime cases, the Appeal Court has confirmed his acquittal on his first case. The Thai military junta and Thailand’s equivalent to the ‘landed gentry’ believe they can …

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KOH TAO MURDERS – DID SCOTLAND YARD AND THE FOREIGN OFFICE SCREW UP?

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THAI WATERTIGHT MURDER CASE HAS BEEN RIPPED OPEN ON KOH TAO – BUT COULD SCOTLAND YARD’S INVOLVEMENT SEAL FATE OF YOUNG BURMESE? And does DNA taken from hoe match Thai cop investigators or killers at large THE HOE So now we now have evidence that DNA taken from the hoe – the principal weapon in the brutal slayings of Britons …