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Report describes brutal torture in Syria

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posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 12:47 AM

Report describes brutal torture in Syria

Istanbul (CNN) -- "Basat al reeh." "Dulab." "Falaqa." They are Arabic names for torture techniques that send chills through the hearts of Syrians, particularly the untold thousands who are believed to have been detained during the uprising of the last 15 months.
(visit the link for the full news article)

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posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 12:47 AM
Nice drawing !

thats their best attempt so far at making false propaganda ? lol

We took their fingernails out with pliers and we made them eat them. We made them suck their own blood of the floor.
Former Syrian secret police officer

Lies Lies Lies .. but this is very low propaganda
they want the invasion of Syria to start ASAP

"We suffered torture all the time," said Tariq, an opposition activist from the port city of Latakia who spent 40 days in solitary confinement in spring 2011.

He told CNN he endured "dulab," in which torturers force the prisoner's legs and head into a car tire before beating them, and "basat al reeh," in which the prisoner is tied to a board and beaten.

"They threw cold water on our naked bodies and they also urinated on us ... they are really good at what they do," said Tariq, who now is in Turkey helping mobilize men and weapons to rebels inside Syria.

According to a report published Tuesday by the New York-based human rights organization Human Rights Watch, the Syrian government has been carrying out "a state policy of torture" as part of an effort to crush dissent throughout the unrest.

Human Rights Watch identified 27 detention centers across Syria where torture was systematically inflicted on prisoners, according to testimonies from more than 200 former prisoners and security officers who defected.

"It is a network of torture chambers that the authorities are using to intimidate and punish people who dare to oppose the government," said Ole Solvang, a Human Rights Watch researcher.

"Nobody knows how many people are being detained, how many are being tortured," he added. "But one local activist group has collected names of 25,000 people in detention. The numbers are absolutely staggering."

If you really think this is true then you are brainwashed
and need to watch this video to enlight yourself
(visit the link for the full news article)
edit on 7/3/2012 by Ben81 because: (no reason given)

posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 12:53 AM
Acknowledgement of all of their horrors changes nothing though.

Look at what some do in America...

No doubt there is brutal torture there for crimes.
What's really messed up is that we do that here without good reason.

posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 12:55 AM
Tortured and released?

Expect increasing rhetoric,

posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 01:00 AM
reply to post by JibbyJedi

Torture in Syria ? like any other country .. not worst then anyone else
especially if you compare all the palestinians in Israeli brutal Prisons
and what the US did in Guantanamo for yrs

they should stfu .. and take this article where the sun dont shine

view the video that i have posted
you will see how much bullcrap this article is

posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 01:16 AM
Yeah,propaganda?Supporting these hell sent regimes then calling its victims liars?Pathetic coward,typical europig.Balless girlie boys showing their wisdom from mommies basement.Disgusting twats.

posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 01:20 AM
reply to post by AgentX09

NDAA makes it legal to print propaganda.

posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 01:37 AM
reply to post by ludwigvonmises003

Yes.Soon we will have no choice but to take Washington.What does that have to do with europigs supporting the most vicious of regimes on the damn planet.

posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 01:46 AM
The blame needs to fall at the feet of Russia and China.

They support the regime and supply them.It is another blot on there reputation

and will be so in the history book.The one and only reason they support and back

these dictatorships is very simple.The do not want there country men to rise up

and do the same to them.They will do anything to keep the blood thirsty dictators

in power.

posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 04:10 AM
reply to post by Ben81

Lies Lies Lies .. but this is very low propaganda they want the invasion of Syria to start ASAP

You seem to be strangely sure that this is made up. It may very well be real. Its just that the rebels are probably no better.

There are no innocent in this conflict, IMHO.

posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 04:17 AM
reply to post by AgentX09

eurozone and usa are supporting the vicious al qaeda rebels...

posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 04:20 AM
reply to post by Maslo

Well,if the syrians are doing it to rebels ,I am cool with it.Those rebels are doing worse things whenever they create those islamic emirates .I was in Deraa when Al qaeda FSA rebels created the islamic emirate of Deraa.

posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 04:22 AM
reply to post by AgentX09

US govt and military had no qualms in mass murdering civilians in Waco and Ruby Bridge.Do you think you will stand a chance ?

posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 05:27 AM
I dont know who to believe with all this spin. I wonder if any of the prisoners were water boarded? Is that torture? The western media is not to be trusted as they are another arm of the govt. Spinning their lies when ever needed. Al cia da are terrorists which we created and still use. Its a crazy waco world and for once I would like to know the truth. Only problem is, whos telling it?

posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 06:19 AM
Obvious propaganda.

When will the USA be invaded for violation of human rights in Guantanamo bay?

Starting to get "pretty annoyed" (understatement) by all this hypocriscy.

Worst of all.. the gullible masses will still believe it and use it to justify the next invasion.

Same sh*t, different day and country.

posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 07:08 AM
Torture...the same card pulled for Libya.

posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 07:58 AM
reply to post by daaskapital

Took 3 months after the murder to see mainstream admit it.

Murdoch The Times [UK] via The Australian arm and CNN. First Paywalled but opening 2 paragraphs free.

Libyan detainees died after torture, human rights group says
By the CNN Wire Staff
January 26, 2012 -- Updated 2319 GMT (0719 HKT)

(CNN) -- Several detainees in Libya have died after being tortured in recent weeks, the human rights group Amnesty International said Thursday.

The humanitarian aid group Doctors Without Borders said it was halting its work in detention centers in Misrata because detainees are "tortured and denied urgent medical care."

The agency, known by its French acronym MSF, said it has treated 115 people with torture-related wounds from interrogation sessions.

Christopher Stokes, general director of MSF, told CNN that two detainees died -- one in October and another in November -- within 30 minutes of being interrogated. Autopsies were not carried out, so the cause of death is unknown, he said.


Libya's new torturers pick up where Gaddafi left off

* by: James Hider
* From: The Times
* January 28, 2012 12:00AM

IT was supposed to be the dawn of a new Libya, the overthrow of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi and his murderous henchmen. Now former revolutionary heroes stand accused of torturing their critics and rivals in much the same fashion as the deposed tyrant: limbs are being crushed and victims scorched with cattle rods.

Barely three months after the brutal killing of the former dictator, the authority of the stopgap National Transitional Council seems to be seeping away. Amnesty International and Medicins Sans Frontieres said yesterday that detainees were being interrogated and abused and, in some cases, dying in custody.

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