October 21, 2021

At last, Andy Hall cleared of last remaining charges

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By Joanna Ewart-James, Freedom United Thank you for making a difference. Watch Andy Hall’s message We are relieved that at last, after an eight-year legal battle, and much campaigning, migrant rights activist Andy Hall has been cleared of the last remaining charges against him by Thailand’s Supreme Court. In a final ruling on May 11, […]

10 million Baht Defamation Judgment upheld against Andy Hall

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AP From Freedom United An appeals court in Thailand has upheld a defamation judgement against British activist Andy Hall, ordering him to pay 10 million baht ($313,000) in damages to Natural Fruit Co. Ltd., a Thai pineapple company. Hall was sued by Natural Fruit following his research for a 2013 report by Finnish consumer organization […]

Workers in Thailand found not guilty!

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From Freedom United We have some good news to share! Last week, a Bangkok court found the 14 Myanmar workers not guilty as charged by the chicken farm where they were exploited. This is a landmark ruling for labor and human rights in Thailand and it is with great relief that we welcome the verdict […]

Breaking: Shock Andy Hall verdict

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By Zoe Birchall, From Walk Free<team In a shocking blow against justice today, courts in Thailand found activist Andy Hall guilty of ‘computer crimes’ and ‘criminal defamation’.  Andy has been given a three year suspended sentence and fined 150,000 Thai Baht ($4,300; £3,300).[1]  Following the verdict, Andy stated to the press that it “shows people […]

He must stand trial. But he doesn’t stand alone.

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Dear iNews Cayman readers, It sounds like a story pulled from a legal thriller. A man investigating allegations of workers in modern slavery finds evidence of the alleged exploitation. But when the report is published, instead of taking action against the corrupt corporation, the government allows him to be put on trial. That is exactly […]

Migrant rights activist Andy Hall could face prison

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From Walk Free Campaigns Andy Hall could face 7 years in prison for doing something you and I do everyday — talking about modern slavery. Andy Hall is a British campaigner with a special focus on the rights of migrant workers. Two years ago, on behalf of Finnwatch, he undertook an investigation into Natural Fruit, […]