Men’s death sentences upheld in Thailand backpacker murders appeal

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An appeal court in Thailand has upheld  the death sentences against two Burmese men for the murders of two British tourists in 2014. 

Zaw Lin and Wai Phyo were convicted of the murders of Hannah Witheridge, 23, from Hemsby near Great Yarmouth, and David Miller, 24, of Jersey, in December 2015.

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The controversial investigation was marred by questions over the quality of the DNA testing on which the conviction was based.

Lawyers for the two men can now appeal to the Supreme Court.


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