The Southern Bangkok Criminal Court has allowed Natural Fruit, a fruit and juice packaging company, to check with the Immigration Bureau on the whereabouts of researcher Andy Hall, the defendant in a defamation lawsuit.
The court on Monday began hearing Natural Fruit's criminal lawsuit proceedings against Mr Hall, a migration researcher.
The organisation that commissioned Mr Hall to make a study in October-November 2012, Finnwatch, issued a statement Monday lambasting the lawsuit as an attack on freedom of expression.
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