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7 Aug 2014

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Signed by 109 organizations & individuals (including Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Finnwatch, Human Rights Watch, International Labor Rights Forum, Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada, State Enterprise Workers' Relations Confederation Thailand, Trade Union Congress UK)

Letter to Thai Pineapple Industry Association on Andy Hall

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"RE: TPIA action requested in case of Natural Fruit v. Andy Hall", 8 August 2014

...Natural Fruit’s apparent effort to silence human rights defenders tarnishes the reputation of the TPIA and the entire Thai pineapple export industry. We ask that you take immediate action within the TPIA to urge that Natural Fruit drop its case against Andy Hall and cooperate with worker groups and NGOs to resolve alleged labor rights violations at its factories...TPIA should not remain silent while its President’s company undertakes punitive, unjust actions against Andy Hall...This negative publicity hinders TPIA’s ability to carry out its stated mission, and the trial has not yet even begun. Once the trial has begun, current and potential buyers may weigh the risks of becoming associated with the case and its connection with the TPIA and its member companies...

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