Anonymous blocks 300 Thai govt websites, protesting police conduct over tourist murders

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Hacktivist collective Anonymous claims to have shut down hundreds of Thai government websites in protest at the investigation and trial of two Myanmar migrant workers found guilty of the 2014 murder of two British tourists.

The group took responsibility Tuesday for taking down almost 300 Thai websites and vowed to release “a huge leak of all Thai officials involved in corruption in Thai courts.”

In a Facebook post, the hacktivists said: “#Anonymous shuts down all Thai Court of Justice websites in protest over the #KohTao murder verdict. #Anonymous is supporting the campaign to ask tourists to boycott Thailand ‘until such time changes are made with the way Thai police handle investigations involving foreign tourists.’”

#TangoDown #BoycottThailand #WeStandWithLaura #Thailand #ThaiPolice Hacked by #CyberAssassins in support of Justice in...

Posted by We Are Anonymous on Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Police confirmed several websites had been hacked last week, but denied that hackers managed to obtain any confidential data.

Police spokesman Dechnarong Suthicharnbancha said: “They’re not good enough to hack into our system and steal any of our data.”

In December, Zaw Lin and Win Zaw Htun, both 22, were found guilty and sentenced to death for the grisly murder of British backpackers Hannah Witheridge, 23, and David Miller, 24, whose bodies were found on a beach on the island of Koh Tao in 2014.

Police drew widespread criticism for mishandling the investigation, with rights groups accusing them of torturing and coercing confessions from the two men and mishandling DNA evidence.

Human Rights Watch has called the verdict “profoundly disturbing.”

Koh Tao Murder - Thai Police, their scapegoats and tourist t...

Koh Tao Murder - Thai Police, their scapegoats and tourist trade - Exposed by AnonymousThis video goes into the deep facts of the recent Koh Tao Island murder of David Miller and Hannah Witheridge.Recently a lower Thai court had sentence Wai Phyo and Zaw Lin to death for the murder of David and Hannah.Many bloggers and internet users online had said that these two Burmese migrants were actually scapegoats.Anonymous has looked into this very bizarre island and this murder case.Our findings are disgusting as we have discovered some very ugly corruption involving the Royal Thai Police and their lack of skills and competency with professional investigating serious crimes.The Thai Police have used scapegoats before and set people up in the past only to have been caught out.Their tourism trade is high on their protection list however anonymous has now put Thailand on High Alert.These findings Anonymous has found are shocking and pathetic to say the least.It is clear to Anonymous that this rape and murder case involving Hannah Witheridge and David Miller is far from perfect with their conviction.Below are the many links we used for our research and we will continue to follow this case on into the future for any further developments.Transcript: viewing this video if you feel there is evidence of Thai Police corruption and that these two Burmese boys have been used as scapegoats, the we encourage you to sign this petition below. Tao Crime Photos: about the Koh Tao murder case on the 15th Sept 2014 Tao Murders | Call for justice in the investigation & judicial procedure police officers give contradictory evidence at Hannah Witheridge murder trial Tao murder trial: Defendents did not have representation during interrogations, court hears: Tao ‘murderers’ were tortured, says Burmese embassy lawyer: motorbike gang mugged British women night before backpacker couple were murdered on Koh Tao island: Tao Suspicious Crimes & Deaths: backpacker murders: Burmese workers sentenced to death: beach murders: Burmese suspect claims he was beaten, tortured by police: Thailand - David Miller, 24, & Hannah Witheridge, 23, Koh Tao, 15 Sep 2014 now rule out Koh Tao headman’s son a murder suspect, turn to foreign tourists in the probe: Tao headman offers one million baht cash if evidence proves his family implicated in the tourist murder: Zaw Rim, Win ‘murdered’ Koh Tao backpackers Hannah Witheridge and David Miller twist in murder of two Brits in Koh Tao: DNA test for Koh Tao AC Bar owner’s son Tao: Suspects found guilty of murdering British backpackers – Putting a Suspect to Rest: tourist murder suspect now arrested, another on the run: LA: Facebook OLD WOUNDS, SOME NEW ONES, COME TO THE FORE AS CONTROVERSIAL MURDER TRIAL ROW CONTINUES: of Koh Tao Island Chief Denies Role In Britons' Murder: jones:Murdered backpacker Kirsty Jones: Mum says Foreign Office prioritising diplomacy over justice for daughter of murdered backpacker Kirsty Jones accuses Foreign Office of putting diplomacy ahead of her quest for answers: Kirsty Jones Part III: Scapegoating: Bourke & Sheri McFarlane:Hill-tribe men 'set up' for rape, murder of Aussies: sentence for Thai men who killed Australian: still swirls over 2000 Aussie backpacker murder: sentence for Australian's slaying Murder: Pearson:Thailand beach death: Parents convinced son murdered – and his killing covered up to protect tourism Annesley:Graduate, 23, died in Thailand just two weeks into a four month backpacking trip and only days after tweeting she had a chest infection and was taking Valium young British backpacker dies on Thai island of Koh Tao: Tao autopsy raises medication + alcohol suspicions (updated) Povse:Frenchman found hung in Koh Tao: foul play suspected: its spectacular turquoise water, lush jungles and laid-back vibe, the tiny island of Koh Tao seems like paradise. Criminologist Doubtful in Koh Tao Hanging Suicide of Dimitri Povse: man hanged on Koh Tao with hands tied handled as suicide: #Thailand #RoyalThaiPolice #DavidMiller #HannahWitheridge #KelvinBourke #WaiPhyo #ZawLin#SheriMcFarlane #KirstyJones #NickPearson #InTouchResort #AcBar #MontriwatToovichien #ChristinaAnnesley #DimitriPovse #WoratTuwichian#WoraphanTuwichian #SeanMcAnna #ThaiCorruption #Burma #DrPorntip #TeerawutPhomhaan #Corruption#ThaiMafia

Posted by We Are Anonymous on Sunday, January 3, 2016

Protests, led by Buddhist nationalist group Ma Ba Tha, erupted in Myannmar with hundreds of people gathering outside of the Thai embassy and at border crossing between the two countries in response to the verdict in late December.

“We do not believe justice was served by the Thai court. We are asking them to review the case,” Nay Myo Wai, of the nationalist group, said during the protests.