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Police to defend against torture allegation before NHRC

The National Police Office will fully cooperate with the National Human Rights Commission in the latter’s investigation into an allegation of police torture to extract confession from two suspe cts in the Koh Tao murder case.

police to defendPol Lt-Gen Prawuth Thavornsiri, spokesman of the NPO, said today that Pol Maj-Gen Suwat Chaengyodsuk, depty commissioner of Metropolitan Police Bureau will show up before the NHRC’s sub-committee to explain to the panel regarding police treatment of the two suspects during their interrogation.

He said that since the probe panel let the police to choose to give the explanation on November 24 or December 29, the police decided to opt for December 29.

The spokesman insisted that previously the NPO was not officially notified to explain to the panel and did not do so. However, he assured that the police are fully cooperative with the NHRC.

The two suspects are foreign migrant workers from Myanmar. They are being held in Koh Samui pending trial.

Thai PBS

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