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Campaign Update:

June 30, 2020: Success! Andy Hall has been acquitted of criminal defamation and computer crimes after 7 long years since original conviction. Thank you to the 100,000+ supporters who have loudly demanded justice for Andy. Read the full statement from FinnWatch here.

Drop the charges against Andy Hall now

“This is about persecution. It’s a political case to try and silence me… I’m someone that’s revealing things that the government and the industry don’t want me to reveal.” – Andy Hall1

Human rights activist Andy Hall has been convicted in the Thai courts for reporting on labor rights abuses in the Thai pineapple industry. In 2013, a report which included some of Andy’s research was published. it included allegations of worker abuse and slavery-like practices in the Natural Fruit factory, a Thai company that processes pineapples and supplies retailers around the world.

Instead of looking into the allegations, Natural Fruit targeted Andy. He was hauled into court on charges of computer crime and criminal defamation. After a bitter legal fight, Andy was found guilty and sentenced to a three year suspended sentence and a fine of 150,000 Baht.

We now need to call on the Thai Government to do the right thing and ensure that all remaining charges against Andy Hall are dropped.

The Thai authorities are already facing global scrutiny for not doing enough to protect workers from abuse – the latest US Trafficking in Persons report gives Thailand the lowest score for action to tackle trafficking.2

Please show your support for Andy and migrant workers that remain vulnerable to modern slavery in Thailand: take action to demand that the remaining charges are dropped now.

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Neville Bruce
Neville Bruce

It’s Ag-gags and corrupt corporations that should be in prison, not Andy and others fighting for transparency.
In addition, if we can’t trust their employment rules, why should we trust their health and safety rules regarding their products? Please give us a list of their products worldwide so we can chose to support their competitors instead.


Andy, what a brave and courageous soul you are, thank you so much for all you do in the name Compassion, Justice and Human Rights.. You are truly a hero in the eyes of us all who believe in fairness and equality.. Wish I could do more to help you and all those trapped by the greed of others.. This World is sadly tarnished by those driven by greed, my only hope is that you succeed in everything you do in the name of others.. Thank You for your Courageousness


Good on you Andy. i am proud of you. You are more than brave. I feel like i am expressing platitudes in the comfort of my home in country that espouses rights for all. Hah! Australia was always regarded as up there with human rights, but I have been distressed and ashamed over the last 10 years .not necessarily by the people I know or work with. But the sentiment has shifted by the ill informed and the very occasional politicians with too much influence. Jacinta

Maureen Downs
Maureen Downs

Farm Foods and Morrisons use chicken from Thailand


What Andy is doing is beyond brave, & so few people would put their own lives on the line as Andy does… to protect & try to save other human beings from abuse. Andy really is an “earth angel” for trying & trying to allieviate the suffering & mental & physical abuse of most of these helpless exploited “workers” or rather slaves. Andy you really are 1 in a million to put your own life at risk in this way . Thankyou

Call on the Thai authorities to drop charges against Andy Hall

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FAO: Khemchai Chutiwong, Attorney General,
(CC: Adul Saengsingkaew, Minister of Labor; Mr. Don Poramatvinai, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; ACM Prajin Juntong, Ministry of Justice)

I am deeply concerned about the charges brought by Natural Fruit against human rights activist Andy Hall.

Instead of addressing allegations of worker abuse and slavery-like practices in their factory, Natural Fruit have tried to silence and intimidate him. Workers and labor rights advocates in Thailand must be able to speak out freely about abuse or unsafe working conditions – this case sends a dangerous message that undermines this right.

I am messaging you to express my support for Mr. Hall following the “guilty” verdict read on 20 September 2016 for charges of ‘computer crime’ and ‘criminal defamation’ and to call for all pending cases against Mr. Hall to be dropped.

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