Authors take on Tesco ‘tyrants’ over Thai legal action
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A group of Britain’s leading authors has accused Tesco of using “deeplychilling” tactics to silence its critics.
Nick Hornby and Mark Haddon are among the writers who have signed a letter in TheTimes today condemning the supermarket for prosecuting a Thai businessleader for making a speech that decried Tesco’s expansion. If thesupermarket is successful Jit Siratranont could be jailed.
Hornby and Haddon – together with Marina Lewycka, the author of AShort History of Tractors in Ukrainian, and Deborah Moggach, who wrote TulipFever – have also put their names to a longer open letter arguing that acriminal libel prosecution and two civil actions against journalistsrepresent a breach of their human rights.