Thai soldiers (L) and US Army soldier (R) are seen during the opening ceremony of Cobra Gold 2016 in Sattahip on February 9, 2016. AFP PHOTO / Nicolas ASFOURI
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Scores of detainees have been tortured by Thai security forces in the country's conflict-strewn south, rights groups said Tuesday, with beatings, suffocation and death threats among a litany of alleged abuse.Special security laws govern Thailand's Muslim-majority southernmost provinces, where more than 6,500 people, mostly civilians, have been killed in a 12-year insurgency against Thai rule.Under martial law -- which is flanked by an emergency decree -- rebel suspects can be detained for six weeks without charge, according to a report by rights groups to be released Wednesday documenting widespread abuses.The study, rare research in a dangerous zone cloaked by security forces and insurgents, found 54 cases of physical and mental torture or mistreatment between 2014-15, often at military camps.A Muslim man died in custody at Inkayuth in December last year.
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