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Thailand: Key migrant worker witness in defamation case against researcher Andy Hall seeks protection against death threats

“Defamation Witness Threatened With Death: Thai Officials Asked to Protect Him”, 1 November 2014

A key witness in a defamation case won by the beleagured migrant rights activist Andy Hall…went to police…claiming his life has been threatened. The witness, a migrant worker whose testimony is regarded as swinging the case in Hall's favor, had been granted protection and was leading a new life. Hall and his lawyers believe the people who have been issuing threats somehow managed to track down the man…''Now the British Government has written to Thailand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, asking for an investigation of the threats to his life,” [Hall said]…It's alleged that the people intimidating the witness were carrying guns when they attended the court hearing and dropped bullets near the witness and his wife.

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