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Koh Tao Murders - 23 Oct 2014 - Sort by:
Koh Tao Murders - 23 Oct 2014
Two Myanmar men accused of killing two British backpackers on a Thai holiday island have retracted their confessions, their lawyers said on Wednesday, adding further confusion to an investigation that has attracted widespread criticism.

The retractions also come amid growing diplomatic concern that the two accused may have been abused during interrogation. Thailand's human rights commission said it would launch an inquiry into allegations of police torture.

The bodies of Hannah Witheridge, 23, and David Miller, 24, were discovered on Sept. 15 by cleaners on a beach on Koh Tao, an island in the...
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22 Oct. 2014
Tun Tun Htike (L) and May Thein, parents of Win Zaw... more
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22 Oct. 2014
Bangkok, Thailand
Tun Tun Htike (L) and May Thein, parents of Win Zaw Htun, one of two Myanmar workers accused of killing British tourists, cry as they speak to reporters after arriving in Bangkok October 22, 2014. The two Myanmar men accused of killing two British backpackers on a Thai holiday island have retracted their confessions, their lawyers said on Wednesday, adding further confusion to an investigation that has attracted widespread criticism. The parents of Win Zaw Htun and Zaw Lin arrived at Bangkok's Don Muang airport on Wednesday from Myanmar to a scrum of reporters. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom (THAILAND - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)
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22 Oct. 2014
Tun Tun Htike (C), father of Win Zaw Htun, one of two... more
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17 Oct. 2014
May Thein, mother of Win Zaw Htun, one of two Myanmar... more
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17 Oct. 2014
Parents of Myanmar workers suspected of killing British... more
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17 Oct. 2014
May Thein, mother of Win Zaw Htun, one of two Myanmar... more
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7 Oct. 2014
Chief of Royal Thai Police General Somyot Poompanmuang... more
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18 Sep. 2014
Family members of Hannah Witheridge, one of the two... more
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16 Sep. 2014
The body of Hannah Witheridge, a British tourist killed... more
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16 Sep. 2014
A policeman stands beside the bodies of Hannah Witheridge... more
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18 Sep. 2014
Family members of Hannah Witheridge, one of the two... more
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19 Sep. 2014
Police measure footprints of a man as data is collected... more
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19 Sep. 2014
Police measure the foot of a man as data is collected... more
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19 Sep. 2014
Police take sample for DNA testing as data is collected... more
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19 Sep. 2014
A police dives searching for clues near the spot where... more
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19 Sep. 2014
Tourists take pictures at the spot where bodies of... more
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19 Sep. 2014
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19 Sep. 2014
Tourists travel on a boat to the island of Koh Tao,... more
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19 Sep. 2014
Tourists carry their luggage on a pier in Chumphon... more
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19 Sep. 2014
Tourists carry their backpacks after arriving by boat... more
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19 Sep. 2014
Tourists looks a dancer at a beach, on the island of... more
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