Hugo Swire raised the legal case in Thailand

Minister of State Hugo Swire has raised the legal case against Andy Hall with Thai Ministers. House of Commons, Written Answers to Questions 5th June 2013:

Paul Blomfield: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the Government has raised with the government of Thailand

5 Jun 2013 : Column 1128W

the possible jailing of British citizen Andy Hall due to his activities protecting migrant workers in Thailand. [156879]

Mr Swire: On 5 May 2013; staff at our embassy in Bangkok raised with the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs the importance of Mr Hall receiving an independent trial in Thailand. On 20 May 2013, during my visit to Thailand, I raised this case with Thailand’s Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs. Embassy officials in Bangkok will continue to monitor the case and raise it with the Thai authorities where appropriate.

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