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British Labor Rights Activist on Trial in Thailand for Defamation

The defamation trial began Tuesday for a British activist who wrote about alleged widespread labor abuses at one of Thailand's biggest fruit companies. Andy Hall co-authored a report saying migrant workers were subjected to forced labor, child labor, low wages and long hours at a factory belonging to Natural Fruit. Hall later gave an interview explaining the alleged abuses with Al-Jazeera television, which became the basis of the criminal suit Natural Fruit brought against...

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