Labour researcher found guilty of defamation

The long running case against labour right activist Andy Hall concluded this week when a Thai court found him guilty of criminal defamation and violating the Computer Crime Act. Andy’s research focused on the mistreatment of workers, mostly migrant workers from Burma, employed at the Natural Fruit Company, in Prachuap Khiri Khan province. The court imposed a suspended four year sentence as well as a substantial fine. Cases like Andy Hall’s are a clear indication of the difficulty that workers and labour activists find themselves in under the current military dictatorship.

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