A court in Thailand on Monday ordered a migrant workers advocate to pay 10 million baht ($321,000) in damages to a Thai fruit company in the latest round of a long-running legal battle between the two parties.
British rights activist Andy Hall files lawsuits against Thai authorities and a major Thai fruit producer, accusing them of unlawful prosecution over a 2014 criminal defamation case against him that had been thrown out of court.
A top European Union official criticises a Thai court ruling that found the British rights activist guilty of criminal defamation for alleging labour abuses.
The verdict against the prominent migrant rights defender is expected to have a chilling effect on efforts to protect foreign workers in Thailand.
Migrant rights advocate Andy Hall testified to a Thai court on Wednesday, on behalf of two Burmese men accused of rape and murder on the island of Koh Tao.
UK proponent of Burmese migrant rights Andy Hall has walked free after the Thai Court of Appeals threw out the suit brought against him by Natural Fruit.