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7 Aug 2014

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Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Finnwatch, International Labor Rights Forum, Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada, State Enterprises Workers Relations' Confederation Thailand, Trade Union Congress UK

Press release: Case against Andy Hall draws global outcry

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"Case Against Labour Rights Defender Draws International Outcry: Nearly 100 international rights groups demand industry action", 8 August 2014

...[N]early 100 international and national labor and human rights groups and NGOs sent a joint-letter to members of the Thai Pineapple Industry Association (TPIA), calling on them to to urge TPIA member Natural Fruit to drop the criminal and civil charges it leveled against researcher and labor rights activist Andy Hall. Signatories to the letter include representatives of more than 20 countries, as well as global organizations including the International Trade Union Confederation, European Coalition for Corporate Justice and Human Rights Watch...“Harassment of activists like Andy Hall, who stand up for the rights of workers, is an unacceptable assault on labor rights and freedom of speech,” said Abby McGill, campaigns director for the International Labor Rights Forum...

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