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ທ້າວ Win Zaw Htun (ຂວາ) ແລະທ້າວ Zaw Lin (ຊ້າຍ) ຖືກເຈົ້າໜ້າທີ່ຄວບຄຸມຕົວ ຫລັງຈາກຖືກຕັດສິນໂທດ.

ທ້າວ Win Zaw Htun (ຂວາ) ແລະທ້າວ Zaw Lin (ຊ້າຍ) ຖືກເຈົ້າໜ້າທີ່ຄວບຄຸມຕົວ ຫລັງຈາກຖືກຕັດສິນໂທດ.

ໃນ​ວັນ​ພະຫັດ​ວານ​ນີ້ ສານ​ແຫ່ງ​ນຶ່ງ​ຂອງ​ໄທ ໄດ້​ຕັດສິນ​ລົງ​ໂທດ
ຄົນ​ງານ​ຈາກ​ມຽນມາ 2 ຄົນ ທີ່​ໄດ້​ສັງຫານ​ສາມີ​ພັນ​ລະ​ຍາຊາວ​
ອັງກິດ​ທີ່​ຍັງ​ໜຸ່ມ​ນ້ອຍ​ຄຸູ່ນຶ່ງຢູ່​ເກາະ​ຕາກອາກາດ​ຂອງ​ໄທ.

ທ້າວ Zai Lin ​ແລະ​ທ້າວ Wai Phyo ​ໄດ້​ຖືກ​ຕັດສິນ​ລົງໂທດ​ປະ
ຫານ​ຊີວິດ ​ແຕ່​ທະນາຍ​ຄວາມ​ຂອງ​ພວກ​ເຂົາ​ເຈົ້າ ກ່າວ​ວ່າ ພວກ​
ເຂົາ​ເຈົ້າຈະ​ຍື່ນຂໍ​ອຸທອນ.

ບັນດາກຸ່ມ​ປົກ​ປ້ອງ​ສິດທິ​ມະນຸດ ​ຮຽກຮ້ອງ​ໃຫ້​ມີ​ການ​ສືບສວນ​ທີ່​
ເປັນ​ອິດສະຫຼະ​ໃນຂະນະ​ທີ່​ມີ​ການ​ກ່າວ​ຫາ​ຢ່າງ​ກວ້າງຂວາງ​ວ່າ
ຫລັກ​ຖານ​ທີ່​ໃຊ້​ຜູກ​ໝັດ​ຜູ້​ຕອງ​ສົງໄສ​ທັງ​ສອງ​ກ່ຽວ​ກັບ​ການ​ຄາດ​
ຕະກຳ​ດັ່ງກ່າວ​ ​ແ​ມ່ນບໍ່​ພຽງພໍ​ ຫຼືມີ​ຮອຍ​ເປິເປື້ອນແລ້ວ.

ທ່ານ Sam Zarifi ຜູ້ອຳນວຍການ​ເຂດ​ເອ​ເຊຍ​ຂອງ​ຄະນະ​ກຳມາ​ທິການ​ນັກ​ກົດໝາຍ​ສາ
ກົນ​ກ່າວ​ວ່າ ພວກ​ເຮົາ​ແມ່ນ​ມີ​ຄອບຄົວ​ຂອງ​ພວກ​ເຄາະ​ຮ້າຍ ​ທີ່​ຖືກ​ຄາດ​ຕະກຳ ພວມ​ລໍຖ້າ​
ຮັບ​ຟັງ​ຢູ່​ວ່າ ​ແມ່ນ​ຫຍັງ​ໄດ້​ເກີດ​ຂຶ້ນກັບ​ພວກ​ຄົນ​ຮັກ​ຂອງ​ພວກ​ເຂົາ​ເຈົ້າ.​ ​ແຕ່​ໃນ​ເວລາ​ນີ້ຍິ່ງ​
ໄປ​ກວ່າ​ນັ້ນ​ພວກ​ເຮົາ​ຍັງ​ມີ​ຄອບຄົວ​ຂອງ​ຜູ້​ຕ້ອງ​ສົງໄສ​ອີກ​ສອງ​ຄົນທີ່​ກຳລັງ​ມອງ​ໄປ​ຍັງ​ລະ
ບົບ​ຕຸລາການ​ຂອງ​ໄທ ​ເພື່ອສະໜອງ​ຄວາມຍຸຕິ​ທຳ ​ແກ່​ພວກ​ເຂົາ​ເຈົ້າ ​ແລະ​ນັ້ນ​ແມ່ນ​ເປັນ​
ເລື້ອງສຳຄັນ​ຫຼາຍສຳລັບ​ຈຸດ​ຢືນ​ຂອງ​ໄທ​ໃນ​ເວລາ​ສາກົນ​ເຊັ່ນ​ດຽວ​ກັນ.

​ຜູ້​ຕ້ອງ​ສົງ​ໄສ​ທັງ​ສອງ​ຈາກ​ມຽນມາ​ໄດ້​ຖອນຄຳ​ສາລະ​ພາບ​ຂອງ​ຕົນກ່ຽວ​ກັບການ​ສັງຫານ
ນາງ Hannah Witheridge ​ແລະ​ທ້າວ David Miller ທີ່​ເກາະ​ເຕົ່າ​ຂອງ​ໄທເມື່ອ​ເດືອນ​
ກັນຍາ ປີ​ 2014.

A court in Thailand on Thursday convicted two migrant workers from Myanmar for killing a young British couple on a resort island.

Zai Lin and Wai Phyo were sentenced to death. Their lawyers say they will appeal the verdict.

Human rights groups have called for an independent investigation amid widespread allegations that the evidence used to link the two suspects to the killings was insufficient or tainted.

“We've now got the families of the murder victims still waiting to hear exactly what's happened to their loved ones. But now additionally we have the families of these two suspects who are looking to the Thai judicial system to provide them justice. And that's something that's very crucial for Thailand's international standing, too,” said Sam Zarifi, Asia regional director for the International Commission of Jurists.

Shocking killings on scenic island

The two suspects from Myanmar had retracted confessions of killing Hannah Witheridge and David Miller on the Thai island of Koh Tao in September, 2014.

The defendants, both 22 year-old workers at a bar on the island, were arrested two weeks after the killings at a time of intense news coverage of the brutal killings on a small scenic island that has long been a magnet for foreign tourists. They claim they were tortured into giving confessions, as well as threatened with death by interrogators. Police have denied any coercion.

FILE - Two workers from Myanmar (wearing helmets and handcuffs), suspected of killing two British tourists on the island of Koh Tao last month, stand near Thai police officers during a re-enactment of the alleged crime.

FILE - Two workers from Myanmar (wearing helmets and handcuffs), suspected of killing two British tourists on the island of Koh Tao last month, stand near Thai police officers during a re-enactment of the alleged crime.

Both of the victims suffered head wounds and a coroner said Witheridge had been raped, for which an additional 20 year sentence was imposed by the judges.

Reports in the British media said the couple had been in a quarrel with some island residents on the night they were killed. That led to speculation that influential members of the Koh Tao community may have been involved in their deaths.

Widely criticized investigation

The subsequent police investigation was labeled a farce amid intense pressure on authorities to solve the case which had tarnished Thailand's image as relatively safe tourism destination.

A prominent Thai forensic scientist testified that DNA taken from the suspects did not match samples taken from the garden hoe said to be the murder weapon.

“I wouldn't say I am optimistic but I wouldn't be surprised if there would be a reversal of certain aspects of this case, as it is a death penalty and, therefore, it's expected to go all the way to the Supreme Court,” Zarifi told VOA shortly after the verdict. “We have seen several high-profile cases where lower court verdicts were set aside precisely on grounds of questionability of the evidence.”

May Thein, center, the mother of Myanmar migrant Win Zaw Htun, is overcome with emotion after his guilty verdict at court in Koh Samui, Thailand, Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015.

May Thein, center, the mother of Myanmar migrant Win Zaw Htun, is overcome with emotion after his guilty verdict at court in Koh Samui, Thailand, Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015.

The family of victim David Miller said in a statement that the "correct verdict" had been rendered.

"We believe that the results today represent justice for David and Hannah," said Michael Miller in front of the court house.

A post-verdict statement issued by Witheridge family said its members "found listening to the proceedings very challenging and we have had to endure a lot of painful and confusing information. We now need time, as a family, to digest the outcome of the trial and figure out the most appropriate way to tell our story."

Hundreds of people are on death row in Thailand but the country has not executed anyone since 2009.

Human rights groups say it is not unusual for migrant workers in Thailand to be wrongly charged with crimes.

The kingdom hosts an estimated three million such workers – most of them from Myanmar, which is also known as Burma.

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