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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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BRITISH HUMAN RIGHTS WORKER TO FACE TRIAL AS ‘CRIMINAL’ IN THAILAND

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‘CHANCES OF FAIR TRIAL LOOKING GRIM’ The decision today to indict British migrant work Andy Hall in Thailand on criminal libel and computer crimes charges under laws which do not exist in any other country and are designed to protect the status quo of the rich and privileged has been described today as a blow to human rights. Finnwatch which …

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ANDY HALL IN SHOTGUN VICTORY OVER BURMESE MIGRANT LABOUR REPORT

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FIRST BARREL DISCHARGED ON PLAINTIFF’S FOOT (Flying Sporran Comment) British Migrant Workers Right’s Campaigner Andy Hall was today acquitted of libel by a Thai court – delivering a blow to Thailand’s foot-shooting propensity for allowing victims of bad news to shoot the messengers. Twitter Pic – Jonathan Head And while the messengers have been in the main foreign journalists, or …

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ANDY HALL CRIES FOUL OVER TELEVISION DOC

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NEGATIVE INSINUATIONS WERE OUT OF LINE. Workers’ rights activist is asking the office of the National Broadcasting Telecommunications Commission to adjudicate his complaints over a three part ‘investigation’ by Thai Channel 3 television into his role in the ‘Natural Fruit’ controversy. The series widely regarded as a ‘stitch up’ in the foreign community suggested Hall, from Spalding,  Lincs,paid the workers …

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INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS PUT SQUEEZE ON THAILAND’S PINEAPPLE INDUSTRY

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THAI PINEAPPLE INDUSTRY URGED TO TELL NATURAL FRUIT TO ‘BACK OFF’ Some 98 international organisations have warned Thailand’s Pineapple Industry Association that if they do not disassociate themselves from Natural Fruit which is suing British human rights activists Andy Hall for libel, that they may too face an international boycott. The organisations which include labour unions, non-government organisations, and advocacy …

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‘Thailand ‘on trial’ over food industry exposé victimisation’

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The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has described Thailand as being ‘on trial’ for allowing a company to prosecute a human rights defender who exposed modern day slavery in its canned fruit and fishing industry.  The ITF is demanding that charges against Andy Hall, a UK citizen who is due to stand trial in September on charges of criminal defamation, …

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BRITISH EMBASSY: ACCORDING TO OUR USUAL POLICY WE DID NOT ATTEND TO HELP YOU

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BUT MAYBE NEXT TIME ONE OF THE EUROPEAN WALLAHS MIGHT HELP** Flying Sporran’s Weekend Diary Well here we all are and according to a Suan Dusit Poll 8.82 out of every ten of Thais seem quite happy with the actions of the country’s military government.  The Europeans, Brits, and Americans are of course not happy with this state of affairs …

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Thai Associations Back Bail For British Workers’ Rights Activist

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The Thai Frozen Foods Association and the Thai Tuna Industry Association have agreed to back British activist Andy Hall by guaranteeing his bail if the Attorney General proceeds with charges against him. Hall will be escorted from Bangna Police station tomorrow to the Department of the Attorney General. The following is a statement issued by Finnwatch FINNWATCH On Wed. 18th June …

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WORKERS RIGHTS ACTIVIST ANDY HALL SURRENDERS TO THAI POLICE

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British Human Rights Activist Andy Hall who helped prepare a report on working conditions for immigrant labour at a Thai pineapple and fruit juice business in Prachuap Khiri Kan today surrendered to Thai police in Bang Na, Bangkok. The occasion was more harmonious than a previous incident in which it is alleged that police tried to stitch him up with …

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Foreign Office Minister on Andy Hall – Thai Government Cannot Interfere with Judicial Process

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Hugo Swire, British Minister of State for the Foreign Office, has stated that although Embassy officials had spoken to official of the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Thai Government cannot interfere with the judicial process in Thailand. The question was put by M.P. Kerry McCarthy in relation to the attempted prosecution of human rights activist Andy Hall and the …