Ruling on murder of 2 British tourists on Koh Tao island imminent

Ruling on murder of 2 British tourists on Koh Tao island imminent
British tourists Hannah Witheridge (left) and David Miller (right) were murdered on September 15, 2014.
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A team of lawyers representing two Myanmar migrant workers accused of the rape and murder of a female British tourist and the murder of a male British tourist on Koh Tao is anxiously awaiting the verdict. The ruling will be read on Thursday.

In a statement released today, the lawyers insisted that Zaw Lin and Wai Phyo were innocent. They stressed that the questioning and charging of the accused prior to their prosecution was unlawful. The accused confessed after being tortured, they said, adding that there was no link between what was said to be the murder weapon and the accus-ed, adding the evidence was unreliable.

Hannah Witheridge and David Miller were murdered on September 15, 2014, with Zaw Lin and Wai Phyo arrested on October 2.

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