October 18, 2017
- Two men from Myanmar in Thailand on Thursday sentenced to death for the murder of two British tourists in September last year. According to a court the pair guilty of murder. The victims, a British couple of 23 and 24 years, were slain on the beach at the popular holiday island of Koh Tao.
The killings led to great concern in Thailand, where tourism is a major source of income. The police came to stand much pressure to catch the perpetrators. The men from Myanmar were arrested after a few weeks. She confessed to the murders, but withdrew it in later. They argue that they have confessed under duress from the police.
On the investigation by the police was critical. The police would have been unable, evidence and DNA tests are misused and the suspects were tortured. According to the judge, there is not enough evidence that the migrants were tortured in Myanmar.
On the judge's ruling went 21 days in advance which witnesses were heard. The trial of the men began in July. The family of one of the victims was the verdict come to Thailand.,, We believe that what has happened today means justice for Hannah and David, '' said Michael Miller, the brother of one of the dead.,, The evidence against them was overwhelming. ''