Koh Tao trial to start tomorrow

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Re: Koh Tao trial to start tomorrow

Postby Rutiger » Wed Apr 27, 2016 2:25 am

juansweetpotato wrote: How long you been traveling/ living in/on the third world for Rutiger?
Continuously since 2001. Just because certain abuses are common practice in some places doesn't make them acceptable to me. You may find yourself on the receiving end of some poorly thought out street justice some day.

And for the record, as we are discussing the Koh Tao case, Thailand hasn't been a Third World country by any means for quite some time now. Cambodia, yes...Thailand, no.
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Re: Koh Tao trial to start tomorrow

Postby phuketrichard » Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:04 am

juansweetpotato wrote:
phuketrichard wrote:they will be convicted
they will appeal
they will obtain a royal pardon and be sent back to Burma ( btw, Aung san say we can call it Burma or Myanmar now)
Only the British and Indians get to call it Burma. Yank.
did u not see Aung San's interview where she said both are acceptable??? :stir:
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Re: Koh Tao trial to start tomorrow

Postby juansweetpotato » Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:50 am

Rutiger wrote:
juansweetpotato wrote: How long you been traveling/ living in/on the third world for Rutiger?
Continuously since 2001. Just because certain abuses are common practice in some places doesn't make them acceptable to me. You may find yourself on the receiving end of some poorly thought out street justice some day.


Yes, probably by an American lol. Still, after 38 years going to these places, nothing so far apart from the odd military/ police gun in my face, or at the back of my head. Come on, Merv lets do it. Who dares wins the best pussy.

She tried to analyze me once, but she got too scared.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEwQ4PTFtHc We don't have adsense do we?
And for the record, as we are discussing the Koh Tao case, Thailand hasn't been a Third World country by any means for quite some time now. Cambodia, yes...Thailand, no.
Only on paper, Rutiger, only on paper. Any country that doesn't care about the law over the size of its big blue balls is third world to me.
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Re: Koh Tao trial to start tomorrow

Postby juansweetpotato » Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:53 am

phuketrichard wrote:
juansweetpotato wrote:
phuketrichard wrote:they will be convicted
they will appeal
they will obtain a royal pardon and be sent back to Burma ( btw, Aung san say we can call it Burma or Myanmar now)
Only the British and Indians get to call it Burma. Yank.
did u not see Aung San's interview where she said both are acceptable??? :stir:
Well in that case, that f'in woman's a complete nutter (I should know). Just wait and see.
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Re: Koh Tao trial to start tomorrow

Postby phuketrichard » Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:09 am

juansweetpotato wrote:
phuketrichard wrote:
juansweetpotato wrote:
phuketrichard wrote:they will be convicted
they will appeal
they will obtain a royal pardon and be sent back to Burma ( btw, Aung san say we can call it Burma or Myanmar now)
Only the British and Indians get to call it Burma. Yank.
did u not see Aung San's interview where she said both are acceptable??? :stir:
Well in that case, that f'in woman's a complete nutter (I should know). Just wait and see.
she united the country, and will bring it into the 21st century,
and how would you know, pray tell :beer3:
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Re: Koh Tao trial to start tomorrow

Postby vladimir » Fri Apr 29, 2016 9:44 am

Or they could just find and jail the cowboys doing all this stuff...oops! There I go thinking logically again...
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Re: Koh Tao trial to start tomorrow

Postby CEOCambodiaNews » Sat Oct 08, 2016 8:43 pm

The two Burmese men were convicted despite lack of hard evidence or motivation. They will most likely die in prison one way or another.

Burmese enter their third year in prison for the Koh Tao murders

Wai Phyo and Zaw Lin, the two Burmese men convicted for the murders of Hannah Witheridge and David Miller in Koh Tao in 2014 are facing their third year behind bars at the notorious Bangkwang Central Prison, AKA The Bangkok Hilton.

The two men, who to this day profess their innocence, are housed in the Death Row wing of the prison.

Zaw Lin and Wai Phyo maintain that they never met the victims of the Koh Tao murders and had no motive to kill or rape. They cling on to the hope that they will be released after the appeal, despite that appeal being made to Region 8 and the same judges who handed them down the death sentence. If that appeal fails their last hope prior to execution will be the Supreme Court where they can appeal once more. However that process could take up to 7 years.

As the enter their third year behind bars both men are starting to show signs of despair, unable to stay in contact with their mothers, having little support from the Burmese Embassy and often being left in the dark as to what is going on with their case they often find hope in short supply. However both men have expressed thanks to those who continue to support them financially and report that they have been treated well in the prison.

Although the case has lost a lot of momentum over the last two years supporters hope that by keeping the story alive in the press somebody somewhere may be able to help them. One supporter said, “its vial that these men are not forgotten, I just hope somebody out there somewhere will find a key to the cell that stops them finding justice.
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Re: Koh Tao trial to start tomorrow

Postby CEOCambodiaNews » Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:55 pm

Legal team hopeful in Koh Tao murder appeal

Lawyers for two Myanmar nationals sentenced to death in Thailand are optimistic about a favourable appeal following a recent announcement from the presiding Thai court.

The court announced that no further extensions will be granted to the prosecution, which has delayed the hearing of the appeal nine times since it was lodged in May this year.
The prosecution has been given until November 10 to submit a reply to the defendants’ appeal to the court. So far no such action has been taken.

In May, the migrant workers’ lawyers lodged a 198-page appeal detailing 21 deficiencies in the prosecution’s case, including the incorrect admission of evidence and the failure of police to identify a potential suspect in CCTV footage who was referred to as the “running man”. Concerns over the veracity of DNA evidence used to convict the pair also plagued the case.

U Aung Myo Thant, a legal adviser from the Myanmar embassy in Thailand, said that if the prosecution did not provide any reply to the appeal by the November 10 deadline, Ko Zaw Linn and Ko Wai Phyo would have a strong chance of a favourable outcome given that the court would have to consider the points made in the defendants’ appeal without any rebuttal from the prosecution...

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Re: Koh Tao trial to start tomorrow

Postby willyhilly » Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:17 pm

You are deluded Richard, she has not united the country. Burmans are racist arseholes, various tribes and the Rohingyas will never be brought into the fold. She is as bad as her father, a Japanese sympathiser which is as bad as you can get. More reading about WW2 required Richard.
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Re: Koh Tao trial to start tomorrow

Postby phuketrichard » Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:34 pm

willyhilly wrote:You are deluded Richard, she has not united the country. Burmans are racist arseholes, various tribes and the Rohingyas will never be brought into the fold. She is as bad as her father, a Japanese sympathiser which is as bad as you can get. More reading about WW2 required Richard.
Willy;
curious,how often have u been to BURMA? have you spoken with any Burmese? or do you possess a crystal ball
as far as the Rohingyas, she is wrong BUT she cant alienate the majority of the population
Her dad sided with the Japanese cause he was tricked into thinking they would allow him his country and he wanted out from under the British, a mistake, but he is still revered throughout the country.
do ur own reading or better still head over and speak with the people
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