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Syria Torture

My Time in Secret Detention in Syria: "We Could Hear the Screams of Torture Victims"

Shappal Ibrahim | Posted 10.29.2014 | World
Shappal Ibrahim

On May 29, 2013, one of the guards came to our cell and told me I would be released. I didn't believe him, I thought I was going to be executed. The guards shaved my hair off and I was sure I was going to die.

REPORT: 'Credible Evidence' That Assad Tortured | Posted 01.20.2014 | World

Warning graphic content: Some people may find the images in this report disturbing ...

Tens Of Thousands Of Protesters Languishing In Syrian Jails

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

AMMAN, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people who peacefully demonstrated against President Bashar al-Assad are languishing in Syrian ...

Thousands Estimated To Be Held In Secret By Assad

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 05.17.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- About 30 security agents showed up just after midnight, breaking down the door to an apartment in the town of Daraya near the Syrian capital...

Report: Evidence Of Torture In Syrian Prisons

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 07.17.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Rights activists visiting abandoned government prisons in the first Syrian city to come under rebel control have found torture devices ...

Syria: Torture Centers Revealed

Human Rights Watch | Posted 07.03.2012 | World

Human Rights Watch -- Interactive Map and Video Detail Horrific Crimes (New York) – Former detainees and defectors have identified ...

Syria Accused Of Running Torture Centers

Reuters | Posted 09.01.2012 | World

NEW YORK, July 3 (Reuters) - Syrian intelligence agencies are running torture centers across the country where detainees are beaten with batons and ...

Report: Syrian Troops Use Sexual Violence As Torture Weapons

Reuters | Posted 08.15.2012 | World

BEIRUT, June 15 (Reuters) - Government forces have used rape and other sexual violence against men, women and children during the Syrian uprising, H...

Systematic Torture, Syria and the Human Body -- My Father

Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 08.04.2012 | World
Majid Rafizadeh

However, how much longer can the regime sustain itself on gruesome tactics when the numbers of resistors have grown exponentially and will only continue to increase?

BLINDFOLDED AND BEATEN: Children Speak Out On Torture By Syrian Forces

GlobalPost | Posted 04.04.2012 | World

By Hugh Macleod and Annasofie Flamand, GlobalPost For 13-year-old Hossam, the "ultimate pain" of his torture at the hands of the Syrian force...

Opposition Torturing And Executing Prisoners

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2012 | World

By Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, March 20 (Reuters) - Armed opposition groups in Syria have kidnapped, tortured and executed members of the s...

Syrian Security Forces Intensify Assaults

Reuters | Posted 05.14.2012 | World

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis AMMAN, March 14 (Reuters) - Forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad attacked rebel strongholds...

Report: Syrian Detainees Beaten, Sexually Assaulted, Killed

Posted 05.14.2012 | World

BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian security forces routinely torture people detained during the country's year-old uprising against authoritarian President Bashar ...

Video Allegedly Shows Torture In Syrian Hospital (WARNING: DISTURBING FOOTAGE)

Reuters | Posted 05.07.2012 | World

By Stephanie Nebehay March 6 (Reuters) - A video aired by a British television station purporting to show Syrian patients being tortu...

Video Allegedly Shows Torture In Homs Hospital

Reuters | Posted 05.05.2012 | World

LONDON, March 5 (Reuters) - Secretly shot video footage aired on Monday by a British television station shows what it said were Syrian patients bein...

Reports Detail Horrifying Torture Tactics In Syria's Detention Centers

Posted 02.09.2012 | World

Horrific accounts of torture and ill-treatment suggest that abuse runs rampant in Syria's detention facilities, rights organizations report. Accord...

Children Tortured, Shot, Report Says

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 04.04.2012 | World

BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian forces have detained and tortured children as young as 13 as the government tries to crush an uprising that began nearly 11 month...

Activists: Syria Killed Hundreds In Torture Chambers

Posted 03.06.2012 | World

By BASSEM MROU -- The Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) - An activist group accused the Syrian regime on Thursday of torturing hundreds of people to dea...

Witness Describes Brutal Beating Of Young Protester

AP | JAMAL HALABY and BASSEM MROUE | Posted 09.07.2011 | World

Inside a filthy detention center in Damascus, eight or nine interrogators repeatedly bludgeoned a skinny teenager whose hands were bound and who bore ...