The international outcry demanding that charges against activist Andy Hall be dropped are increasing ahead of his trials. Hall faces trials for criminal defamation and charges under the Computer Crimes Act. The defamation trial begins Sept. 2. Thai company Natural Fruit is suing Hall after he went public with his findings after researching the conditions and treatment of migrant workers in Natural Fruit’s factory. Representatives of the Finnish and British embassies are expected to attend the trial.
The Association for the Prevention of Torture has the following blurb on Pornpen Khongkachonkiet: Despite growing intimidation from authorities, Pornpen Khongkachonkiet, Director of the Cross Cultural Foundation, continues to assist marginalised communities, especially torture victims and their families in Southern Thailand, to access justice. She also supports the communities’ efforts to
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong anti-corruption police have searched the home of a media magnate who owns a popular pro-democracy newspaper and is known as a critic of Beijing.
TORONTO (AP) — Canada says “past incidents and behaviors” are to blame for China’s official news agency and the Communist Party newspaper being banned from an Arctic trip with Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
A Mongolian man was sentenced to three months in prison on Tuesday for defaming a high-profile politician on social media. Ts. Bat (@batengineer), an engineer and blogger, was found guilty on Tuesday of defaming the Minister for Roads and Transport A. Gansukh via a series of tweets posted last October in relation to the aviation sector.
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