October 29, 2014

Join us outside the Thai embassy in London on Wednesday 29th October at 4.30pm, to fight for the charges against workers’ rights defender Andy Hall to be dropped.

Andy Hall is a researcher who defends the rights of migrants in Thailand, including migrants from Burma. He is facing millions of pounds in fines and up to ten years in a Thai prison, just for exposing human rights abuses in a Thai pineapple factory.

When:
4:30pm Wednesday 29th October
 2014

Where:
Royal Thai Embassy
29-30 Queen’s Gate
South Kensington
London
SW7 5JB

Nearest tube: South Kensington

Map here.

Andy Hall

Background

Andy helped expose how a factory in Thailand was committing human rights abuses against migrant workers in its factory. Abuses included child labour, workers being beaten, having documents confiscated, being paid illegally low wages and facing dangerous working conditions.

Instead of the company taking action to stop these abuses, it has launched legal cases for defamation against Andy Hall. If convicted he could face up to ten years in jail and fines of more than £8 million.

This case is a clear attempt to silence Andy Hall and intimidate all those working to protect migrant workers in Thailand, the majority of whom are from Burma. It is an attack on free speech, and threatens work to improve the rights of migrant workers in Thailand.


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