UK Parliament Questions Secretary of State on Andy Hall Thailand Case and Why No Discussions with Thai Ambassador to UK



Kerry McCarthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the Ambassador of Thailand about the charges against UK citizen Andy Hall. [174831]

Mr Swire: I discussed Mr Hall’s case with Thailand’s Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jullapong Nonsrichai on 20 May 2013. The Thai Government are not able to interfere with the legal process. Her Majesty’s ambassador to Thailand and officials in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office have met Mr Hall to discuss his case, most recently in October 2013. We hope that Mr Hall is able to access the appropriate legal advice to resolve his situation in Thailand.

11 Nov 2013 : Column 450W

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