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ANDY HALL VOTES WITH HIS FEET AND LEAVES THAiLAND

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SO LONG AND GOOD LUCK British migrant workers activist Andy Hall tonight issued a statement saying he was leaving Thailand with no planned return date. In a statement issued from Suvarnabhumi International airport, Hall, who was the subject of several libel cases due to his exposure of alleged breaches of rights of Burmese workers in Thailand, cited the deterioration in …

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ANOTHER ‘SAD DAY FOR FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION’ -AS BRITISH WORKERS RIGHTS CAMPAIGNER IS SENTENCED IN THAILAND

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‘ HE IS A SCAPE GOAT!’ – FINNWATCH Natural Fruit President Wirat Piyapornpaiboon: “No foreigner should think they have power about Thai sovereignty.”   British workers’ rights activist Andy Hall was given a four year suspended jail sentence in Thailand today for speaking out against the ill-treatment of Burmese workers at a pineapple factory. Andy Hall, from Spalding, Lincs., said …

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ANDY HALL – ONCE MORE INTO THE THAI HUMAN RIGHTS DEBACLE

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FRUIT IMPORTER AND FINNWATCH TO TESTIFY Lest we forget; the continuing persecution of Briton Andy Hall, who was part of a team which exposed ill-treatment of Burmese workers employed by the the Natural Fruit Company in Thailand, continues this Wednesday. Andy Hall, helped produce and write the report ‘Cheap Has a High Price’ for Finnwatch. This detailed worker abuse at …

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ANDY HALL BANNED FROM LEAVING THAILAND

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Andy Hall the British migrant workers activist has been banned from leaving Thailand and his passport has been seized in his continuing battle with the Natural Fruit Company over its treatment of its Burmese labour. The following is the statement issued today bv Finnwatch which complains of judicial harassment.  Hall was one of the researchers on Finnwatch’s report on Natural …

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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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A PROBLEM WITH THE TRUTH? THAILAND’S BROKEN PROMISES

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HUMAN TRAFFICKING: ‘SHOCKINGLY INADEQUATE VICTIM PROTECTION, WEAK ENFORCEMENT, ENDEMIC CORRUPTION!’ Despite claims by the Thai military government that it had taken sufficient steps to have the country removed from the United States ‘Tier 3’ list of worst offenders in the world for human trafficking – the country has done absolutely nothing to improve its reputation in the fishing industry, it …

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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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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 …