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Activist reports the rape of 17-year-old boy in detention

A May 29, 2012, article in The Telegraph reports the rape of an unidentified 17-year-old teenager. “Rami,” an activist helping Syrians flee to Jordan, describes aiding the 17-year-old, who was in “terrible condition” and refusing to speak. After talking to … Continue reading

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Ex-detainee: Syrian prisons are ‘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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A Syrian woman’s year of love and fear

By: Yasmin Amer and Joe Sterling When Firas Fayyad failed to arrive at the Dubai airport from Damascus in November, Ellesar Hasan shivered with fear and sensed the worst: The regime of Bashar al-Assad had either jailed or killed her … Continue reading

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Syria’s Detention Centers: Torture Tactics Reported By Organizations

Horrific accounts of torture and ill-treatment suggest that abuse runs rampant in Syria’s detention facilities, rights organizations report. According to a report released last month by the activist group Avaaz, Bashar Assad’s regime uses at least 416 detention centers to … Continue reading

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Red Cross still awaiting access to Syria prisons

By FRANK JORDANS Syria has yet to grant officials from the international Red Cross permission to visit most prisons in the country, despite monthslong efforts to secure humanitarian access, the group said Monday. The International Committee of the Red Cross … Continue reading

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