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28 Oct 2014


[PDF] Q&A on defamation cases brought by Natural Fruit against rights defender Andy Hall – verdict on first case out on 29 Oct

“Q&A: Criminal and Civil Prosecutions - Natural Fruit vs. Andy Hall”, 27 October 2014

…The trial in Prakanong court dealt with the interview Andy Hall gave for Aljazeera in Myanmar in 2013…Hall brought evidence to court to show he has no personal interest or intention to harm Natural Fruit…Evidence was brought to court by Hall to show that if Natural Fruit has suffered financial loss it is because of Natural Fruit's own actions…The punishment stemming from defamation charges heard during the first trial which verdict will be issued on 29th October is a maximum of one year imprisonment and a fine of 20, 000 Thai Baht…[T]he day of the verdict of the first case against Andy Hall and a day before his 35th birthday, international demonstrations will be held in Finland, Netherlands, UK and the United States to support Andy Hall and again request Natural Fruit to drop all the charges against him…

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Thailand: Public support for activist Andy Hall grows; trial for case filed by Natural Fruit begins 2 Sept.

Thai court indicts Andy Hall despite NGOs calls to drop charges brought by Natural Fruit; buyers approached