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15 Jan 2016

Protection International

Thai court confiscates passport and imposes travel ban on human rights defender Andy Hall

13 Jan 2016

…[T]he Bangkok South Criminal Court confiscated the passport of British human rights defender Mr Andy Hall and imposed a travel ban on him.

The decision prevents the human rights defender from leaving Thailand without permission before a final judgement in the ongoing case against him is made by the Court.

Andy Hall is a prominent defender of migrant and labour rights, researcher and activist…

Since February 2013, the Thai pineapple exporter Natural Fruit Company Ltd has initiated four criminal and civil suits against the human rights defender as a result of his contribution to a 2013 report by Finnwatch, which documented serious human rights violations at the company's production facilities…