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8 Nov 2016

Front Line Defenders

Criminal & civil cases against Andy Hall

On 7 November 2016, human rights defender Andy Hall left Thailand due to fear for his safety and the on-going judicial harassment.  His trial has been ongoing for almost four years, and while criminal defamation charges against him were dismissed on 3 November 2016, he has been handed a deferred sentence of three years and still faces two additional charges.  On 3 November 2016, The Supreme Court dismissed criminal defamation charges against Andy Hall.  The Supreme Court upheld the ruling of the Court of First Instance in 2014 and the Appeals Court in 2015, due to an unlawful investigation and the fact that the alleged offence was committed in Myanmar...