THAILAND: I was hit, threatened: Koh Tao accused

Myanmar man says he confessed to killing after police threats

ONE of two Myanmar men accused of murdering two British tourists told a court yesterday he admitted to crimes he did not commit after being physically assaulted and threatened with being killed.

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.


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:
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