Thailand beach murder suspects claim innocence and ‘plead for justice’

The men suspected of killing British tourists in Thailand have pleaded for ‘justice’ after claiming they are innocent


by Fiona Day |
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The men suspected of killing British travellers Hannah Witheridge and David Miller in Thailand have pleaded with the victims’ families for ‘justice’ after denying their guilt.

Burmese bar workers Zaw Lin and Wai Phyo, both aged 22, were arrested last year within weeks of Hannah and David’s bodies being discovered on the Thai island of Koh Tao.

They claim that they were tortured into confessing to the murders before being charged.

Ahead of their trial- due to start over the next few months- the pair now deny that they killed the young holiday makers.

CCTV showing Hannah hours before her death

Andy Hall from the Migrant Worker Rights Network told The Mirror: “The defendants are asking for full co-operation from the families of Hannah and David so that justice is done and seen to be done.

“It is crucial the right people are convicted of these terrible murders.

“No-one wants the wrong people to be convicted.

“And these two men categorically deny being involved in the murders. They claim there were tortured to make them confess.

“We are making a final call for any UK based witnesses who may have information - however insignificant they think it may be - to come forward immediately.”

David and Hannah were found dead on a beach after suffering from horrific injuries.

A post-mortem revealed that Hannah had also been raped before being brutally killed.

Members of their family will reportedly attend the trial over the summer.

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