Anonymous has launched a number of campaigns in recent months (Picture: Anonymous/YouTube)
Anonymous have taken down hundreds of Thai government websites in protest against the police handling of the murders of two British tourists.
In a Facebook post earlier this week, Laura Witheridge, whose sister Hannah was raped and murdered on the island of Koh Tao in September 2014, said Thai authorities had asked her family why they were making ‘such a fuss’ and suggested they ‘go home and make another one’.
It was the latest accusation directed towards Thai police for the way they dealt with Hannah and her friend David Miller’s murder, for which two men have since been found guilty and sentenced to death.
In response, hacktivist collective Anonymous shut down more almost 300 websites linked to the Thai government and threatened to release a list ‘of all Thai officials involved in corruption in Thai courts’.
‘#Anonymous shuts down all Thai Court of Justice websites in protest over the #KohTao murder verdict,’ the group said in a Facebook post.
‘#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.”‘
Anonymous, among others, suggest Zaw Lin and Win Zaw Htun, both 22, were coerced into confessing to the murders of Hannah and David.
Human Rights Watch called the verdict ‘profoundly disturbing.’