British activist acquitted of defamation over slave labor claim

Andy Hall acquitted of defamation – Bangkok Post, October 29, 2014
…”The court hearings were yet another confirmation that, as Finnwatch’s report revealed, there are serious problems in working conditions at Natural Fruit. The question that now must be asked is why Thailand’s authorities have not taken action against the company however,” Ms Vartiala said.
Mr Hall’s report investigating working conditions at a fruit processing factory belonging to Natural Fruit in southern Thailand levelled accusations of forced and child labour, unlawfully low wages and long hours.
Natural Fruit, a major supplier to the European drink market, denies the allegations…

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