Spalding human rights defender walks free

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Human rights defender Andy Hall has walked free after an appeal on one of the cases filed against him by pineapple company Natural Fruit was dismissed.

Mr Hall, whose family live in Spalding, appeared before the appeal court today following the Attorney General and Natural Fruit’s appeal. The case concerned an interview Andy Hall gave to Aljazeera in Myanmar.

The Appeal Court decision was read at the Prakanong Court - the same court that dismissed the alleged criminal defamation case in the first place on October 29 last year due to a flawed interrogation process.

The Attorney General and Natural Fruit cannot appeal further to the Supreme Court.

Sonja Vartiala, Finnwatch’s executive director, said: “We are relieved and glad about today’s court decision and that the legality of the previous dismissal has been upheld.

“Case is now closed.”