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Assad’s House of Torture

It was an innocent search for a CD that led Ahmad to Syria’s house of horrors. It was 2004. Ahmad was then a 22-year-old student of English in Aleppo, Syria’s largest city and now ground zero for the armed uprising … Continue reading

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Syrian forces battle rebel push on central Aleppo

By: Khaled Yacoub Oweis AMMAN, Jordan – Syrian troops fought rebels trying to seize central Aleppo on Tuesday and quelled a jail mutiny on the outskirts of the northern city, killing 15 prisoners, opposition activists said. After a week of … Continue reading

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1,500 women raped in prison, details one woman’s sexual torture

Um Zaher, an activist coordinating care for Syrian rape victims in Jordan, told Al-Jazeera that she is aiding girls and women of all ages who have been sexually violated. She said that an unspecified international organization interviewed many of the … Continue reading

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Syria Prisons Are ‘Human Slaughterhouses,’ Ex-Detainee Says

AMMAN, Jordan – A prominent Palestinian writer who was jailed in Syria for nearly three weeks described the facilities as “human slaughterhouses,” saying security agents beat detainees with batons, crammed them into stinking cells and tied them to beds at … Continue reading

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Syria detention centres are ‘human slaughterhouses’

A prominent Palestinian writer who was jailed in Syria for nearly three weeks described the facilities as “human slaughterhouses,” saying security agents beat detainees with batons, crammed them into stinking cells and tied them to beds at night. Salameh Kaileh, … Continue reading

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Report: Children tortured in Syria prisons

LONDON, United Kingdom - Torture is common inside Syrian prisons where tens of thousands of people are being held and the victims include young children, an activist group said. The London-based Syrian Network for Human Rights said in a report torture … Continue reading

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Ex-prisoner recalls four grim years in Syria jail

By: Marc Bastian QUSAYR, Syria — Speaking in a monotone, Abu Mahmud recalls the four years he spent in Syrian jails, describing torture and appalling living conditions worthy of George Orwell’s dystopian vision in his novel “1984.” Freed three months … Continue reading

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A Brutal Detention, And A Defiant Syrian Activist

This summer, NPR told the story of a young man in Syria who worked a regular job by day and was a protester by night. At the end of that story, the activist made a prediction that was later tweeted … Continue reading

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