Bangkok British tourist locked up in ‘horror’ prison, fellow inmate dies in his arms

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Bangkok British tourist locked up in ‘horror’ prison, fellow inmate dies in his arms

Post by Kung-fu Hillbilly » Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:54 am

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Imprisoned for overstaying his visa, 35 year old Kai Isaacs claims a fellow inmate died in his arms following a brutal beating


A British father of two has shared his horror story after being locked up in a Thai jail. Imprisoned for overstaying his visa, 35 year old Kai Isaacs claims a fellow inmate died in his arms following a brutal beating. The incident happened back on May 21 in the International Detention Centre, situated next door to the swanky Sathorn residential area in Bangkok.

“It was the worst three months of my life. It was hot, it stank, it was noisy, it was violent and scary.”

“When this American lad, Rickey McDonald, came in they singled him out. They didn’t like the USA much. They picked on him from the minute he walked in the room. They beat him and beat him and beat him. He was bullied to the point he couldn’t get water. They gave you a three-litre bottle to fill up but the water was only on for an hour a day. If he stood up they hit him.”

His problems started when he travelled to Thailand in August 2018 with a one-way flight to visit his girlfriend. He claims the cash he’d sent himself through MoneyGram was unable to redeemed when he arrived in Thailand. He was told somebody else had already withdrawn the cash.

“It’s an inhumane place. There are guards but there is a hierarchy among the inmates. The bosses were Iranian ­gangsters and regularly gave severe beatings. Every moment in there was horrific. I wouldn’t wish it on anyone.”

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Post by fax » Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:01 am

Rickey “Rick” Eric McDonald, 41, of Lexington, passed away May 21, 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand. A Lexington native, he was born on June 14, 1977. He was a graduate of Dunbar High School (’96) and attended St. Lawrence University, University of Copenhagen, and Georgetown University. He held a teaching certificate in English and was a published author. Rick enjoyed travel and traveled extensively throughout Europe and Asia.

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Post by angsta » Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:54 pm

Kung-fu Hillbilly wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:54 am

His problems started when he travelled to Thailand in August 2018 with a one-way flight to visit his girlfriend. He claims the cash he’d sent himself through MoneyGram was unable to redeemed when he arrived in Thailand. He was told somebody else had already withdrawn the cash.
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Post by MarkRobinson » Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:10 pm

:oops: RIP ,fellow human
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Post by adders28 » Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:46 pm

Would not be the first time, the screws beat a dutchman to death in that Immigration hole some years back
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Post by yong » Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:43 pm

Whenever I read news of overstayers I will wonder why people choose to break the law and over stay. This is so strange to me. Why don't foreigner do the proper thing to extend the visa instead of breaking the law? Why people choose to break the law and finally face the consequences fathoms me.
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Post by adders28 » Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:45 pm

yong wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:43 pm
Whenever I read news of overstayers I will wonder why people choose to break the law and over stay. This is so strange to me. Why don't foreigner do the proper thing to extend the visa instead of breaking the law? Why people choose to break the law and finally face the consequences fathoms me.
This man was stupid, some have gone through hell for overstay as were in hospital so could not extend
The 'crime' does not warrant death however stupid
We both broke thai LM/112 law even reading the Vaj and Goi article , law is an ass...
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Post by Robins » Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:43 am

yong wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:43 pm
Whenever I read news of overstayers I will wonder why people choose to break the law and over stay. This is so strange to me. Why don't foreigner do the proper thing to extend the visa instead of breaking the law? Why people choose to break the law and finally face the consequences fathoms me.
I worked in a prison part of my career and protecting vulnerable inmates from other inmates was an important job function and expectation. Even if the Iranians killed him, the Thais should have intervened.
Yea, he did wrong but did not deserve to die for it.
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Post by SaigonBilly » Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:00 am

Kung-fu Hillbilly wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:54 am
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By The Thaiger
November 23, 2019


Imprisoned for overstaying his visa,

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Post by phuketrichard » Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:26 pm

adders28 wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:45 pm
yong wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:43 pm
Whenever I read news of overstayers I will wonder why people choose to break the law and over stay. This is so strange to me. Why don't foreigner do the proper thing to extend the visa instead of breaking the law? Why people choose to break the law and finally face the consequences fathoms me.
This man was stupid, some have gone through hell for overstay as were in hospital so could not extend
The 'crime' does not warrant death however stupid
We both broke thai LM/112 law even reading the Vaj and Goi article , law is an ass...
Most hospitals will assist westerners with immigration and extensions if they are admitted to the hospital

Main reasons i see for over stayers from reading forums for awhile

1. Misread the dates that the visa was valid for
2. Waiting for paperwork, so could apply for the correct visa
.....Both of the above would not be long overstays and easily fixed by paying the fine which is topped out at ONLY 20,000 baht

3. ran out of money

once ur over stayed for 6 months +, its hard to admit to yourself .... you fucked up...

I agree the brit was an idiot. Even if his money was stolen....no biggie, get more...
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