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[video] Thailand: Natural Fruit owner denies accusations, says Hall’s report caused his company damage

Andy Hall: Thailand trial for UK labour activist”, 2 September 2014

…Mr Hall stands by his report and has told reporters that the charges against him amount to "judicial harassment"…Natural Fruit's owner, Wirat Piyapornpaiboon, told the AFP news agency: "The report caused damage to me and my company. Any accusations were not true... If true, why are there so many workers who want to work at my factory?"…[A] number of European retail and labour organisations have called on Natural Fruit to withdraw its charges and instead investigate Mr Hall's claims…The frequent use of the criminal defamation law in Thailand to silence critics has been condemned by human rights groups…[includes interviews with Andy Hall and Natural Fruit owner Wirat Piyaporpaiboon]

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