Thai court upholds death for Myanmar men in Britons' murders

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The top court in Thailand has upheld the death sentences of two Myanmar migrant workers in the murder of two British backpackers.

The workers, Zaw Lin and Win Zaw Htun, were sentenced to death for the September 2014 murder of David Miller and the murder and rape of Hannah Witherridge on the popular tourist island of Koh Tao.

The men reportedly displayed no emotion as a panel of two judges said the death sentences handed down by lower courts would be upheld based on forensic evidence.

The men's legal team said it would seek a royal pardon within 60 days, as provided in Thai law.
 

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