Below is a brief update of the Natural Fruit vs. Andy Hall criminal/civil case prosecution summary timelines/updated processes….
Case 1 Attorney General/Natural Fruit vs Andy Hall: Aljazeera Yangon interview criminal defamation charge (max. 1 year imprisonment as sentence if convicted) – trial complete 2nd to 10th September 2014, 29th Oct 2014 court then dismissed case due to unlawful prosecution, reports Attorney General and Natural Fruit to appeal and court recently granted extension until end of Dec 2014 to lodge appeal, next hearing not likely until 2015
Case 2 Natural Fruit vs. Andy Hall: Finnwatch report Computer Crimes Act and criminal defamation charges (max. 7 years imprisonment as sentence if convicted) – preliminary hearing took place on 17th Nov 2014, next preliminary hearing continuation session scheduled for 2nd Feb 2015
Case 3 Natural Fruit vs. Andy Hall: Finnwatch report 300 million baht civil defamation/damages claim case – negotiation between 2 parties failed on 30th Oct 2014, court postponed consideration of case until verdict of Case 2 given as case concerns substance similar
Case 4 Natural Fruit vs. Andy Hall: Aljazeera yangon interview 100 million baht civil defamation/damages claim case – summons not lawfully delivered to defendant, 21st Nov 2014 hearing took place and scheduled next hearing in case for March 23rd 2015
No more new cases yet….