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Koh Tao Murders: Lawyer Alleges Prison Mistreatment

wo Myanmar men sentenced to death last month for killing two British tourists in 2014 are being singled out for mistreatment in prison, their lawyer said yesterday.

Zaw Lin and Wai Phyo are forced to wear shackles and remain in their cell 24 hours a day, according to lawyer Nakhon Chompuchat, who said he will file an appeal of their conviction some time in February after being granted an extension by the court.

“Their condition is good. They can watch TV, but they have some problems: They have to wear shackles 24 hours a day,” Nakhon said Tuesday. “We will campaign against this. We won’t only do it for them; this is about principles. The way they treated [Zaw Lin and Wai Phyo] is not in prison regulations. They claim it’s a security measure.”

The two Myanmar men are being held at a prison in Nakhon Si Thammarat province.

According to Nakhon, the prison wardens also withhold money transferred for their use by their supporters and families.
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