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.