The 297 sites run by the country’s courts of justice were hit after two young Burmese men were found guilty of killing Britons Hannah Witheridge and David Miller on the Thai island of Koh Tao.
All sites showed a picture of the Court of Justice in Bangkok with the caption ‘Sorry the website is being updated’.
Convicted: Zaw Lin arrives in a prison transport van outside Koh Samui courthouse as Win Zaw Tun follows on
Earlier in the day they had signaled their action by announcing on Facebook: “Anonymous is preparing a huge leak of all Thai officials involved in corruption in Thai Courts.
“Anonymous has found the Thai courts to be GUILTY of unfair treatment of non Thai nationals, using scapegoats and using foreign prisoners as political pawns and for political gain.
“You have been found guilty by Anonymous and justice will prevail.”
They then published pictures of the judges in the Koh Samui trial of Wai Phyo [also known as Win Zaw Htun] and Zaw Lin, pronouncing the judges guilty adding: ‘Failed Law We Want Justice’.
Guilty verdicts: Two Burmese migrants were convicted of killing David Miller (pictured) and Hannah Witheridge
Tragic: David Miller and Hannah Witheridge were killed on a Thai island
They also announced ‘We stand by Laura’ referring to Hannah Witheridge’s elder sister’s comments on Facebook yesterday about Thai justice and corrupt police.
Anonymous announced they have taken down the sites at 10pm last night UK time, with the following announcement.
“Anonymous shuts down all Thai Court of Justice Websites in protest over the Koh Tao murder verdict,” it read.
“Anonymous is supporting the campaign to ask tourists to boycott Thailand until such time changes are made with the way Thai police handle investigations involving foreign tourists.”