US$10m Natural Fruit civil defamation case put on hold

On 30th October, following failed court led negotiations, the Nakhon Pathom court ruled to put on hold further hearings in the US$10m civil defamation case filed against Andy Hall by Natural Fruit Company Ltd. regarding publication and launch of the Finnwatch report. The case will not now move forward until a verdict is deliverd in the defamation and computer crimes act charges filed against Hall by Natural Fruit at the Bangkok South Criminal Court, a case that will commence on 17th November. An additional US$4m civil defamation case filed against Hall by Natural Fruit at Prakanong Court regarding an interview Hall gave with Aljazeera will however move forward with a hearing at Prakanong Court on 21st November however.

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