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Brutal treatment of army conscripts banned, says Defence

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The Defence Ministry will take harsh action against soldiers involved in beating up army conscripts, ministry spokesman Col Thanathip Sawangseang said on Monday. 

One assault was videod and the clip posted on social networks last week. It shows soldiers slapping and repeatedly kicking a draftee - even when he was on the ground - who had reportedly breached discipline by fighting with another conscript.

The video attracted harsh criticism from the public.

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