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US blasts Thailand's human rights record

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  • Writer: ACHARA ASHAYAGACHAT
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The US Department of State has released a highly critical report detailing what it regards as Thailand's human rights failings.  

The report, released last week, highlighted officials' impunity and the chronic use of special laws in the deep South as well as others used against political opponents as cause for concern.

The department's report claimed abuses by government security forces and local defence volunteers were also a continuing problem.

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