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Four years on Thai media remember Koh Tao rape murder of British tourists

Influential Thai media Thai Rath revisited the rape and murder of Hannah Witheridge and the murder of her friend David Miller on Koh Tao’s Sairee beach in September of 2014.

Four years have passed since the murders of the 24 year old that caused uproar in Thailand and throughout the world.

Many claim that two Burmese migrants arrested on October 2nd of that year were just scapegoats.

The real culprit was the son of the Phu Yai Ban – it was claimed especially online.

Zaw Lin and Win Zaw Htun – known colloquially as the B2 – have sat on death row for several years.

Their lawyer  Nakorn Chompuchart still holds out hope of getting them freed.

At the time of their arrest the then national police chief General Somyot Phumphangmuang said:

“The investigation has been transparent. There are no scapegoats”.

He said science and DNA was the proof.

Others claim money was paid to keep the son of an influential person from facing justice.

The debate continues to rage four years after the slayings on September 15th of 2014 though the Thai Rath video contained nothing new.

Thai Visa / Thai Rath



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