Myanmar man says he confessed to killing after police threats
At yesterday’s hearing in Koh Samui Court, Zaw Lin, the first defendant, answered questions from a defence lawyer. During the defence’s three-hour hearing he said he was assaulted by police.
He told the court that after his arrest, a police interpreter told him to admit to the crime or he would be killed. He was told that if he confessed, he would be imprisoned for “only four to five years”.
Due to fear, he agreed to confess, the co-defendant told the court.