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MIGRANT WORKERS RIGHTS DEFENDER ANDY HALL VINDICATED

Not before time, Andy Hall, who has exposed exploitative conditions for migrant workers in Thailand many times, has finally become the victor in his long battle with the fruit canning company Natural Fruit. His case is an outstanding example of what happens when whistle-blowers expose exploitation and even crimes committed by powerful people and companies […]

ANDY HALL TO SUE THAI POLICE, PROSECUTORS, AND NATURAL FRUIT

“I AM LAUNCHING THESE CASES WITH A HEAVY HEART” ….just in from Finnwatch Lawyers representing Andy Hall, a British researcher and labour activist specialising in migrant worker rights, will tomorrow on 31st May at 9:00am (GMT+7hrs) file criminal litigation against Thailand’s Office of the Attorney General, nine Thai state prosecution officials and one senior police […]

THAI COURT FINDS ANDY HALL GUILTY

‘WE ARE SHOCKED’ – SAYS FINNWATCH DIRECTOR. ‘HE IS A SCAPEGOAT’ Natural Fruit boss 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 […]

RIDICULOUS ‘THAI SPITE’ CASE AGAINST BRIT TO BE DECIDED TOMORROW

COMMENT Cases of criminal libel and libel under the Computer Crime Act brought against a British researcher who helped expose mistreatment of Burmese migrant workers will be decided at the Criminal Court in Bangkok tomorrow. Andy Hall faces up to seven years in prison as a result of the action by the Natural Fruit Company […]

ANDY HALL BANNED FROM LEAVING THAILAND

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

‘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 […]

ANDY HALL IN SHOTGUN VICTORY OVER BURMESE MIGRANT LABOUR REPORT

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 […]

ANDY HALL CRIES FOUL OVER TELEVISION DOC

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, […]

INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS PUT SQUEEZE ON THAILAND’S PINEAPPLE INDUSTRY

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 […]