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UN Rights Office Documents Torture in Syria

By: Lisa Schlein The United Nations Human Rights Office says video shown on British television Monday night of people being tortured in Syrian hospitals is in line with evidence gathered by U.N. fact-finding missions. The agency says systematic torture has … Continue reading

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Syrian Whistleblower Says Detainees Were Tortured in Military Hospital

By: Robert Mackey Britain’s Channel 4 News has obtained video said to have been recorded secretly in a military hospital in the Syrian city of Homs, showing patients shackled to their beds and bearing marks consistent with reports of torture … Continue reading

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U.N. says also has video of Syrian hospital torture

By: Stephanie Nebehay A video aired by a British television station purporting to show Syrian patients being tortured in hospital appears to support increasingly grave allegations pointing to crimes against humanity, the U.N. torture investigator said on Tuesday. Juan Mendez, United … Continue reading

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Video: Medical staff torture patients in Homs, Syria

Brutal News footage shows medical staff torturing patients in their beds at the military hospital in Homs.

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Video: [GRAPHIC] Channel 4 – Hospital medical staff torture patients in Homs

Exclusive Channel 4 News footage shows medical staff torturing patients in their beds at the military hospital in Homs.

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Tortured by the very doctors who should be saving their lives: Smuggled images reveal horror of Syrian hospital patients

By: Jonathan Miller A hospital worker has provided horrific video evidence that medical staff in the besieged Syrian city of Homs are doing the unthinkable: torturing patients in their care. Chilling images covertly filmed by the man, who risked his … 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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Syrian tells NBC: ‘You hear the sounds of torture all the time’

BOYNUYOGUN – An anti-Syrian government activist described weeks he spent in the regime’s torture chambers, saying he sometimes wished death would come and relieve him of the overwhelming pain. “You hear the voices,” Yousef Dandash, a 25-year-old merchant from Jisr … Continue reading

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Torture a U.N. concern in Syria

GENEVA – Human rights activists in Syria face a risk of being tortured by Syrian authorities, U.N. rights officials said Tuesday. The United Nations said several human rights activists were arrested last week in a raid on the Syrian Center … Continue reading

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Homs, city of torture

By: Jonathan Littell In Bashar al-Assad’s Syria, it is not just forbidden to speak, demonstrate and protest: it is also forbidden both to give medical treatment, and to receive treatment yourself. Since the beginning of the uprising, the regime has … Continue reading

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