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Burmese men face death over UK tourist murders in Thailand

Two burmese migrant workers have been sentenced to death in Thailand after being found guilty of killing two British tourists on Koh Tao resort island in September 2014.

Photograph: Rungroj Yongrit/EPA.

A Thai court sentenced two Burmese migrant workers to death on Thursday after convicting them of the 2014 murders of two young British tourists on a holiday island in a case mired in controversy and a dispute over DNA testing

Burmese men guilty of UK tourist murders in Thailand

Two Burmese men have been found guilty of murdering a pair of British tourists found dead on a beach in Thailand last year.

The bodies of backpackers Hannah Witheridge, 23, and 24-year-old David Miller, were discovered on Koh Tao island, a popular beauty spot, in September 2014.

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