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Andy Hall was formally detained and released on bail

British migrant rights activist Andy Hall…was formally detained in a court cell following meeting with officials at the Prakanong Public Prosecutors Office, Bangkok…The Attorney General and the Prakanong Court accepted the Natural Fruit vs. Andy Hall case on charges of criminal defamation…Such criminal charges are judicial harassment against a human rights defender, said Executive Director Sonja Vartiala…The Thai Frozen Foods Association and Thai Tuna Industry Association provided the bail as a symbol of support for Andy Hall's work as a human rights defender and migration expert…Charges relate to his role in conducting interviews with migrants…working in the pineapple…export industry…This report…outlined particularly poor labour conditions in Natural Fruit's factory…

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