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Thailand: Thousands of individuals, hundreds of organizations, and numerous western brands show support as Andy Hall goes on trial

British Researcher Andy Hall Faces Thai Jail For Reporting Alleged Migrant Worker Abuse

…Andy Hall goes on trial…despite over 100 organisations and over 300,000 people signing petitions calling for his charges to be dropped. Human Rights Watch and Britain's Trade Union Congress are among the groups demanding that the "bogus" charges be dropped...More than 170,000 people have signed a petition calling for another global fruit giant, Dole, to use its influence in the Thai Pineapple Industry Association (TPIA) to push for the "bogus" charges to be dropped…Another 160,000 have signed a petition from WalkFree, calling for the charges to be dropped. Britain’s Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) which represents retailers including Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury’s, has voiced its support, as have nearly 100 human rights and labour organisations around the world…

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