UK Foreign Office Minister Responds Again on Natural Fruit Case: UK Watching Closely

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Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Responds on Natural Fruit Case

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Andy Hall to Petition Office Of The National Broadcasting Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) over Channel 3 documentary

This week, Andy Hall will petition the Office Of The National Broadcasting Telecommunications Commission of Thailand (NBTC) requesting a serious and independent investigation into the acts of reporters, presenters, Channel 3, Natural Fruit and Natural Fruit prosecution lawyers regarding the recent airing on Channel 3 of a 3 part investigative journalism series entitled ‘The Trafficking Research that Damaged Thailand.’

The series footage, including filmed interviews with Natural Fruit migrant employees (who were interviewed by Hall during his research into Natural Fruit for a Finnwatch report) filmed exclusively inside Natural Fruit factory premises, under the company’s authority, was used against Andy Hall in Court by prosecution lawyers at Andy Hall’s first Natural Fruit instigated criminal defamation trial at Prakanong Court from 2-10 Sept 2014.

Andy Hall strongly objects to the factual errors and negative insinuations about his character as portrayed in the programme, aired from 29-31 July 2014, and requests an independent investigation of the ethics and legality of conduct of all those concerned in the filming and airing of this programme on Channel 3 by the NBTC.

Full links to the 3 part series below….

http://www.krobkruakao.com/รายการข่าวย้อนหลัง-ตอน/19/31846/07/2014/แตกประเด็น—ผลวิจัยค้ามนุษย์กระทบไทย-ตอนที่-1.html

http://www.krobkruakao.com/รายการข่าวย้อนหลัง-ตอน/19/33102/07/2014/แตกประเด็น—ผลวิจัยค้ามนุษย์กระทบไทย-ตอนที่-2.html

http://www.krobkruakao.com/รายการข่าวย้อนหลัง-ตอน/19/33159/07/2014/แตกประเด็น—ผลวิจัยค้ามนุษย์กระทบไทย-ตอนที่-3.html

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UK Foreign Secretary/Secretary of State Phillip Hammond responds to European Parliament on Natural Fruit case issues

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Vice President Catherine Ashton latest comments to EU Parliament on Natural Fruit Case

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getAllAnswers.do?reference=E-2014-005928&language=EN

Parliamentary questions
29 September 2014
E-005928/2014
Answer given by High Representative/Vice-President Ashton on behalf of the Commission
The EU is aware of reports concerning conditions for workers in Thailand, including the report published by Finnwatch. The EU Delegation in Thailand and diplomatic missions of several EU Member States in Bangkok are in contact with the author of the report, Mr Andrew Hall, who is receiving consular assistance from the EU Member State concerned.

UN Experts Issue 2nd Allegations Letter to Thai Government on Natural Fruit/Vita Food

Full text of the new allegation letter available at:

https://spdb.ohchr.org/hrdb/27th/Public_-_AL_Thailand_07.04.14_(2.2014).pdf

Previous UN allegation letters on Natural Fruit case and single response of Thai government available at:

https://spdb.ohchr.org/hrdb/24th/public_-_AL_Thailand_26.04.13_(4.2013).pdf

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https://spdb.ohchr.org/hrdb/24th/Thailand_06.08.13_(4.2013).pdf