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Thai Court Acquits Migrant Workers of Defamation

Expand A worker tends to chickens at a farm in Thailand.  © 2007 Sukree Sukplang / Reuters In an important verdict for the protection of labor rights and freedom of expression in Thailand, a magistrates court in Bangkok on Wednesday acquitted 14 Burmese migrant workers of criminal defamation charges for filing a complaint against their employer with the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand (NHRCT). The court found the workers had filed their complaint in good faith in order to protect their rights, as guaranteed by the Thai constitution and international conventions. In their complaint…

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