Thailand’s Military Allows ‘Culture of Torture’, Says Amnesty
Thailand’s military government has allowed a “culture of torture” to flourish since assuming power, says a new report by rights group Amnesty International.
The report lists 74 alleged cases of torture and other ill-treatment, including methods such as beatings and waterboarding, by soldiers and police.
The military seized power in 2014 after months of political unrest, saying it wanted to restore stability.
It has denied allegations of torture.
“Our investigations into such allegations have shown no indication of torture, I have seen no indication of torture and the Thai people have seen no indication of torture,” Gen Sansern Kaewkamnerd, a spokesman for the prime minister’s office, told Reuters.