Aishi Zidan, a journalist with the Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat, told WMC’s Women Under Siege that on August 2 she spoke with a family in Turkey outside the Kilis refugee camp at the Turkey-Syria border who told her about the rape and death of their neighbor.
Zidan said that a mother and her two daughters said their neighbor—who was 17 or 18 years old—in Latakia was recently arrested after participating in a demonstration. She was held for two weeks in an unidentified government detention center, according to the family, where she was tortured and raped repeatedly. After she was freed, the family said, she went to her parents house and threw herself from their balcony and died.
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