Thailand: Prominent labor activist, fearing for safety, leaves country
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Thailand: Prominent labor activist, fearing for safety, leaves country

Prominent British rights activist Andy Hall left Thailand earlier this week, saying he feared for his safety amid legal problems and growing harassment from companies that have been "irrational, vindictive and aggressive". Hall, who has worked on the rights of migrant workers in Thailand for 11 years, has recently faced defamation lawsuits by companies he has accused of labor violations. "The situation is not good right now," he said. "It's rapidly deteriorating. It doesn't feel safe...I've worked with so many companies in Thailand, and it's rare to have a company that is so irrational and so vindictive."


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