Andy Hall hit with B300m civil suit

Andy Hall hit with B300m civil suit

Nakhon Pathom Civil Court on Monday accepted a 300-million-baht civil defamation prosecution brought by a pineapple company against a human rights defender.

The case involves interviews that a British man, Andy Hall, conducted with migrant workers of Natural Fruit for the Finnwatch report "Cheap Has a High Price", published in 2013.

Interviewees claimed rights violations had taken place at the Natural Fruit plant in the South.

In September 2016, the Bangkok South Criminal Court handed him a four-year suspended prison sentence, reduced by one year, with a fine of 200,000 baht, reduced to 150,000.

The Supreme Court on June 30 upheld the Appeals Court's acquittal of Hall on criminal defamation and computer crimes charges.

A defamation trial has been set for October 27-29, Hall said yesterday showing the document he had received from the court.


Do you like the content of this article?
COMMENT (17)

+4,488 cases

The number of confirmed new Covid-19 cases continues its steady decline, but the daily coronavirus-related death toll rises from 29 on Friday to 38 on Saturday.

13:00

Suan Dusit Poll: Bangkok people vote for change in governor election

Change was what the people wanted when they cast their ballots in the May 22 Bangkok governor election, according to an opinion poll by Suan Dusit Rajabhat University, or Suan Dusit Poll.

12:41

UN Security Council members fail to agree on Myanmar text

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) failed on Friday to agree on a statement aimed at pushing Myanmar's junta to take steps toward a peaceful solution to the country's ongoing crisis, diplomats said.

10:44