Australia assault victim faces unfair charges over assault, his family claim

Jack Hansen-Bartel was assaulted in Thailand

A young Australian who suffered serious facial injuries when he was bashed by two Americans in Thailand is facing assault charges — and his family believe he is being unfairly targeted. Jack Hansen-Bartel required three operations after he had teeth knocked out and his jaw bone shattered in an altercation in a nightclub while on a holiday on Koh Samui. The two Americans involved, Raymond Chang and Ryan Wang, walked away from the fight unscathed. “I just remember bleeding profusely — my gum bone [being] all shattered,” Mr Hansen-Bartel told the ABC’s 7.30 program. He said it started when he met Tiffany Mariko Turner at the beach earlier that day in June last year. Both were students at international schools and had come to the Thai beach resort to celebrate the end of school. “I was having the time of my life, I just graduated, I had my close friends, my uni friends, my brother — all celebrating, all looking forward to what the future held,” Mr Hansen-Bartel said.