Myanmar workers facing death penalty for British tourist murders to seek Thai pardon

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Myanmar workers facing death penalty for British tourist murders to seek Thai pardonTwo migrant workers from Myanmar will seek a royal pardon from Thailand's king after its Supreme Court on Thursday upheld their death sentences for the murder of two British backpackers that drew world attention to the tourist island of Koh Tao. The defense lawyer said he would seek a royal pardon in the Sept. 2014 case, which sparked outrage among rights groups who say the men were scapegoated and coerced into confessing by police seeking a quick arrest. 'We will petition for royal pardon within 60 days so they would not be executed,' Nakhon Chompuchart told reporters.


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