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Syrian government forces have been accused of using sexual violence to torture men, women and children detained during the current conflict.
Human Rights Watch says it has interviewed 10 former detainees, including two women, who described being sexually abused or witnessing such abuse in detention.
This included "rape, penetration with objects, sexual groping, prolonged forced nudity and electroshock and beatings to genitalia," a statement said.
The New York-based group also says that soldiers and pro-government armed militias have sexually abused women and girls as young as 12 during home raids and military sweeps of residential areas.
"My next prediction is related to the Syrian conflict where there rebel terrorists backed by NATO forces are trying out oust legitimately elected Syrian President Assad. We have seen the various propaganda tricks in use. My next prediction is this trick to be used: Women being raped by Assads army forces or something about women being killed by his forces. Expect it within a few weeks up to a few months max. "
within a few weeks up to a few months max.
Ghost militia haunting Syria: ‘Killers on steroids’ do dirty work for regime
AMMAN — Tattooed youths with AK-47s descend from hilltops onto villages pounded by Syrian artillery and break into homes, slit the throats of women and children or hack them to death. They leave, sometimes carrying bodies to hide traces of the massacre.
Accounts like this from witnesses and opposition campaigners are heard with mounting frequency in north and central Syria, centres of the 15-month revolt against President Bashar al-Assad.
Invariably, activists blame the feared Shabiha militia, the most ruthless opponents of the uprising.
They have been described as “spare muscle clutching a gun” and by one doctor as killers on steroids. They are former criminals whose smuggling of diesel, drugs, weapons and electronics made them a fortune. But now the Shabiha, mostly Alawites, the same sect as the Assad clan, are intent on keeping the regime in power whatever the bloody cost.
The Syrian Network for Human Rights, an opposition group documenting Mr. Assad’s crackdown, said Shabiha militiamen entered the tiny Sunni village of Qubair Wednesday after tanks shelled houses and phone lines were cut.
They killed at least 78 civilians and took away 37 bodies
Originally posted by solarstorm
"IF" this article has any truth to it, then let's see the pics?
Oh wait here they are.....but it's not of Syrian soldiers committing the atrocities but rather, United States soldiers committing the atrocities.
edit on 15-6-2012 by solarstorm because: (no reason given)
I would respond in kind by showing atrocities committed by radical muslims and arab countries but unfortunately showing a hostage have his head cut off or showing a prisoner being tied between 2 cars resulting in one arm being ripped off would most likely get me a post ban if not perma ban.