Three Thai human rights groups have jointly released a 120-page report detailing torture by military and paramilitary personnel in the south of the country, only to be accused of fabricating the reports and warned of a possible defamation suit. The 120-page report, by the Cross Cultural Foundation and Duayjai and Patani Human Rights Organizations, is the most thorough recent account of the use of torture in the region. Drawing on careful documentation of 54 cases of torture, 32 within the last two years, it presents a grim picture of conditions in military custody.

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