Treating rape as a war crime is not just a human rights concern; its documentation means that Syrian civil society will take on the 'weapon of war' by owning the the process of accountability.
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"He inserted a rat in her vagina. She was screaming. Afterwards we saw blood on the floor. He told her: 'Is this good enough for you?' They were mocki...
The goal of the HRW mission was to uncover the truth about what is happening in Syria. I heard first-hand about the systematic killings, beatings, torture with electroshock devices, and the continued detention of people in bad need for medical care.
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