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Address to post letters of support and encouragement or books/photos to Zaw Lin and Wei Phyo at Koh Samui prison through official channels:
INMATES NAME (Zaw Lin and Wei Phyo – defendants Koh Tao murder case)
95 MOO 5
Keep the letters, photos and other materials coming into the prison to keep the boys entertained and supported.
Although the photos don’t clearly show it, you can see written in write on the right top hand side of Wei Phyo’s t-shirt something. What the words say is ‘Don’t forget me.’
The letters will surely help the guys get through what is likely to be the coming days, weeks and months of detention.
In the end, however, JUSTICE will prevail. It usually always does. cr.andy hall