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31 Aug 2014

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SumOfUs

SumOfUs campaign in support of Andy Hall – call for Dole to use its influence to push for charges to be dropped

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“Dole: time to take a stand on human rights”, August 2014

Eight years in prison and a $10 million fine. That’s what Andy Hall faces…just for exposing multiple human and labour rights violations…in a Thai pineapple factory. Andy was brave enough to take on Natural Fruit…one of the biggest pineapple producers and exporters in Thailand, and reveal the company’s abuse of migrant workers. But now Natural Fruit Ltd. is striking back -- hard…Dole could use its influence to push for the charges to be dropped…Dole is a massive consumer facing brand and can’t afford to be associated with a company that silences its opponents by threatening jail sentences. If they put pressure on Natural Fruit…and the industry association TPIA, then we can get the charges against Andy dropped, and continue to push for better working conditions in the industry. Let’s stand up for courageous human rights defenders and workers around the world…

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