Thailand upholds 2014 death sentence
iStock/junial(CNN) - Thailand's Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence for two Burmese migrant workers convicted of murdering two British backpackers on a Thai resort island in 2014. But Thailand's top court Thursday upheld the death penalty, ruling that forensic evidence against the convicted men was "clear, credible, and detailed." An appeals court upheld the guilty verdict in 2017. Andy Hall, international affairs adviser to the official legal defense team, said that while he respected the decision of the court, the death penalty sentence against the two should "be reversed and quashed." In June last year Thailand lifted a de facto moratorium on the use of the death penalty, executing a man by lethal injection in the country's first execution since August 2009, rights groups said.