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Ah Byeh Tortured in Prison by Thai Police - Dies

Ah Byeh was from San Chai Ai Oh. He was arrested in Bangkok and accused of dealing drugs but no drugs were ever found. He had a pick up truck which was taken by police. He was an Akha with a little bit of money. The police tortured him a good long time. When his health failed they returned him to the prison at Chiangrai where his wife went to see him. He told how they burned his body with cigarettes and burned him with electricity. Two weeks later he died.

I went to his funeral and opened the coffin and looked at his body. It was covered with scars and burn marks.

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