British activist cleared in Thai pineapple defamation case

BANGKOK --- A rights activist hit with almost a decade of lawsuits after raising concerns about labor conditions at a Thai pineapple company received a court decision Tuesday clearing him in the final case against him. Andy Hall faced a series of defamation charges after contributing to a 2012 report on allegedly poor working conditions, low wages, and child labor at Natural Fruit's factory. In 2016, the Briton was found guilty of criminal defamation and given a suspended three-year prison sentence before the conviction was overturned in June last year. The company later launched a 300-million-baht ($9.6 million) civil defamation case but dropped the case before it went to t...Keep on reading: British activist cleared in Thai pineapple defamation case

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