August 15, 2020

Death sentence of Myanmar men commuted in Brit murder case

Bangkok (AFP) – Two Myanmar migrant workers on death row for the brutal murder of a pair of British backpackers in Thailand have had their sentences commuted to life imprisonment following a mass royal pardon.The men’s lawyer Nadthasiri Bergman said the pardon decree — which was published Friday and applies to all inmates on death row — was “effective immediately”.Zaw Lin and Win Zaw Tun were found guilty of the rape and murder of Hannah Witheridge, 23, and of killing David Miller, 24, after their battered bodies were found on a beach on the southern resort island of Koh Tao in September 201…


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