Jerseyman murdered in Thailand

Thai authorities have convicted two bar workers for the murders of the British backpackers, amid allegations that the suspects made confessions under duress.

Mr Miller and Miss Witheridge were brutally murdered on the holiday island of Koh Tao in September.

Zaw Lin and Wai Phyo have been sentenced to death.

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Inquest into David Miller's death 'like attending son's funeral all over again'

The mother of murdered Jerseyman David Miller has described the anguish of hearing the details of her son's death at an inquest today.

Sue Miller has said she had the feeling of "attending her son's funeral all over again".

At the inquest today, Sue and her husband Ian Miller cried as they listened to the details of their son's murder.

The purpose of today's meeting was to conclude the inquest which began shortly after David's death in September 2014.

Mrs Miller took the opportunity to provide the inquest with a victim impact statement in which she described the effect her son's murder has had on the family.

David Miller

Recalling the day she learned of David's death, Sue Miller said she heard a radio report at around 11am which announced two deaths on the Thai island of Koh Tao, and said she just knew one of them was David.

Her worst fears were confirmed when police arrived at her home to deliver the terrible news a short time later.

She said grief and shock have enveloped the family, and the year that immediately followed had been unbelievably difficult, as the Millers struggled to manage things no family should ever have to.

Sue Miller said the pain of losing David was enduring, that he had been so loved by everyone.

She added that she misses his stories, his energy, his zest for life, and described him as a real people person with a clear sense of justice.

She said that as a result of his murder the family will always have a gaping hole in their lives.

Sue and Ian Miller were visibly upset as the statement was read by the coroner.

David Miller inquest expected to conclude today

David Miller and Hannah Witheridge who were murdered in Thailan in 2014

An inquest into the death of Jersey man David Miller will resume in the island today.

The 24-year-old was murdered while travelling in Thailand in 2014.

Two Burmese migrants have been sentenced to death for the crime.

Now a verdict has been made, a short hearing is expected to conclude the Jersey inquest.

David was killed alongside fellow British backpacker, Hannah Witheridge.


More protests expected against conviction of two men for murdering David Miller

More protests are expected in Myanmar today against the conviction of two men for the murder of Jerseyman David Miller.

Burmese men Zaw Lin and Win Zaw Htun have been sentenced to death for killing the 24-year-old and fellow traveller Hannah Witheridge in Thailand.

On the 30th December hundreds of protesters, led by Buddhist monks, marched to the Thai embassy in Yangon, holding banners reading 'Free Zaw Lin and Win Zaw Tun'.

They are expected to protest again today.

Activist group Anonymous joins protest against convictions of men for David Miller's death

The activitist group Anonymous has joined the protest against the convictions of two Burmese men for the murder of David Miller.

Zaw Lin and Wai Phyo, also known as Win Zaw Htun were sentenced to death in Thailand on Christmas Eve for murdering Jerseyman Mr Miller, 24, and fellow British backpacker Hannah Witheridge, 23.

The group Anonymous has posted a public message to the parents of David and Hannah.

Firstly Anonymous sends our condolences for the lose of your children, Hannah Witheridge and David Miller, may they R.I.P

Here is our message to you.

You are about to send 2 innocent boys to the death beds and their parents will be just like you, having their children killed by bad people.

Sadly, you have not paid enough attention the the truth and other media sources and you have put all of your trust into a corrupt Thai government, corrupt Thai police and their lies and cover-ups.

YOUR children's killers are running free.

– Anonymous

You can read the message in full here.

Protest in Burma over convictions in Jerseyman's murder trial

Dozens of people have marched in protest in Myanmar, also known as Burma, to call for the release of two men sentenced to death in Thailand for murdering two British tourists.

Around 200 protesters led by Buddhist monks marched to the Thai embassy in Yangon, holding banners reading 'Free Zaw Lin and Win Zaw Tun'. Some chanted "We want justice" urging Thailand to reconsider the murder case.

The court convicted Zaw Lin and Win Zaw Htun of the brutal murder of Jerseyman David Miller and fellow traveller Hannah Witheridge on Christmads Eve, in a case mired in controversy amid questions about the police investigation and Thailand's treatment of migrant workers.

The verdict followed a trial that saw prosecutors build much of their case around DNA evidence that police said linked the two migrant workers to the crime.

Defence lawyers argued that police had mishandled the DNA evidence and that the two men were tortured while in detention. The lawyer for both men said they will appeal within one month.

Protesters in Yangon appealed to the Thai authorities to reconsider the verdict.

I am satisfied they can continue an appeal in the court. But I would like to request Thai King and the Prime Minister to handle this case fairly with justice.

– Than Than Htay.

Watch footage of the protest here:

The group has vowed to return for another demonstration on January 2, 2016.

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