UK Foreign Office Minister Responds Again on Natural Fruit Case

Subject: Andy Hall

27 October 2014 Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the government of Thailand in the last six months regarding the prosecution of Andy Hall.

Mr Hugo Swire: I have been following Mr Hall’s case since 2013, and raised it while I was in Thailand in May 2013. Officials at our Embassy in Bangkok and at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London continue to monitor his case closely, ensuring that it is raised with the Thai authorities where appropriate. We continue to remind the Thai authorities of their obligations to ensure international human rights standards are upheld. We fully support the right of activists to carry out their work and voice their opinion in order to promote human rights peacefully.

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