Finnwatch researcher nabbed for ‘defaming’ Thai fruit juice exporter

British researcher Andy Hall returned to court in Thailand on June 18 to hear the fourth charge brought against him by Natural Fruit, a Thai pineapple processing company.cropped-andy-hall-header

Hall, who lives in Rangoon, was charged with criminal defamation for revealing labour abuses allegedly committed by the company during an Al Jazeera video report produced in the former Burmese capital.

After being escorted by police to the Prakanong public prosecutor’s office in Bangkok, Hall was arraigned and taken into custody, but was released on bail after two hours in a detention cell.

Read more: DVB

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