Democracy Now: HRW: Torture Widespread Under Assad Regime

In Syria news, Human Rights Watch has released a report accusing the Assad regime of widespread torture. Human Rights Watch researcher Ole Solvang said interviews with Syrian torture victims pointed to a “network of torture centers” across Syria.

Ole Solvang: “What’s absolutely clear from this report is that torture is widespread and systematic. The amount of information that we have collected shows—indicates a clear state policy and a clear tolerance of the use of torture. And really, the Syrian authorities is running a network of torture centers, a network of torture chambers, scattered across Syria. And the widespread and systematic nature of this network makes it clear that it constitutes crime against humanity.”


~ by wheresthemic on July 3, 2012.

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