Army denounces Deep South torture report as product of ‘imagination’

A spokesman for the national counter-insurgency agency today denounced a report alleging the use of more than a dozen torture techniques to force confessions from insurgent suspects in the Deep South as a work of fiction aimed at destroying the credibility of the army.

The report released Tuesday by the Pattani-based Muslim Attorney Center Foundation alleged that in 2015, the military used a wide range of physical and psychological abuse to secure confessions from suspected separatist insurgents, claims which Col. Pramote Promin, spokesman for the Internal Security Operation Command, or ISOC, discounted as an attempt to discredit Thailand.

The report details the use of techniques including waterboarding, electric shock, detaining suspects in a cold room, forcing water into the mouth, forced removal of all clothes, chemical injections with psychological effects, forced drinking of urine, hooding suspects with plastic bags and forcing suspects to do things that are against their religious beliefs.

 

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