THAILAND: Koh Tao murders defence details torture, intimidation

Defence witnesses for two Myanmar migrant workers accused of murdering two young British tourists on Koh tao testified that torture and intimidation are commonly used by local investigators.

The three witnesses — a representative of the National Human Rights Commission, a lawyer who interviewed the defendants, and a fellow migrant worker — all described how a violent and abusive system allegedly caused the suspects to make confessions they later recanted.

Defence lawyer Nakhon Chompuchat said it was a problem for his clients’ case that other workers were too scared to testify.

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About Antoni Uni

I am born in Haarlem, the Netherlands, and went to Spain, l'Escala - Costabrava, in 1988. After 15 years I made a mistake and went travelling in S.E. Asia. and in 2005 I dropped down in Bangkok where I still live. Mijn website met foto's is: http://www.antoniuniphotography.com/
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