Guilty until proved innocent

Three teens falsely accused of a triple homicide and later acquitted are among the fortunate minority of those railroaded in a justice system quick to convict on the flimsiest of evidence

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On her way to a Kalasin police station on July 11, Nuttha Phirommak's heart was breaking as she thought of the predicament her 17-year-old son, Tew, was in. Police there had detained him for murdering three people and injuring three others in a gun attack.

Ms Nuttha, a 37-year-old single mother, arrived at the station at about 8pm, looking on helplessly as police ushered her son out of an interrogation room.

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