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Defence Ministry condemns beatings as videos circulate

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The Defence Ministry has threatened to punish any soldiers who use violence when training new conscripts. 

A soldier kicks a new conscript, who has been stripped and bound, in video footage circulating on the internet. The army has apologised after the clip, which shows three soldiers kicking and slapping the conscript several times, drew public condemnation on online forums.

The ministry's move follows the circulation online of two videos showing instructors physically assaulting new military conscripts in Pattani.

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