Hundreds protests outside the Thai embassy in Yangon

Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the Thai embassy in Yangon demonstrating against a Thai court’s sentencing of two Myanmar migrants to death for the murder of two British tourists on Friday.


Protesters, including artists and monks held photos of Zaw Lin and Wai Phyo carrying signs that read, “We ask for justice” and “Stop discrimination against Myanmar nationals”.


The Samui Provincial Court on Thursday found the two twenty two year old men guilty of the rape and murder of twenty three year old, Hannah Witheridge and the murder of twenty four, David Miller on Koh Tao in September 2014.


Since the arrests of Lin and Phyo, allegations of the mishandling of DNA and police torture has drawn international criticism.


Myanmar defense lawyer, Aung Myo Thant, told the Irrawaddy news service the ruling against Lin and Phyo was, “saddening” and showed that “much needs to be done for migrant workers to receive fair hearings”.


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