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Myanmarese on death row for British tourist murders ask Thai king for clemency

“In the nine years prior to that execution all death sentences were commuted, and usually in such cases the sentences were reduced to life imprisonment” writes Midwest Communications Inc for Thailand carried out its first execution in years in June last year, when a murder suspect was put to death by lethal injection.BANGKOK (Reuters) – Two migrant workers from Myanmar on death row in Thailand for the murder of two British backpackers in 2014 have submitted a request for King Maha Vajiralongkorn to commute their sentence to imprisonment, their lawyer said on Thursday.Thai law allows those sentenced to death to seek a pardon within 60 days of their final conviction, but if the request is dismissed then an execution can go ahead.The two Myanmar men were convicted and sentenced to death in 2015, and the verdict was upheld by an appeal court in 2017 and the Supreme Court in August.

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