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Syria, The Strangled Cry: Story of Female Detainees

Zaman Al Wasl TV | 2017-12-14 01:14:14
Syria, The Strangled Cry: Story of Female Detainees
(Zaman Al Wasl)- France2 channel broadcasted a documentary film that sheds light on the rape of female detainees in al-Assad’s prisons. The documentary broadcasted on Tuesday is entitled “Syrie, Le Cri et Etouffe (Syria the Strangled Cry).

The documentary features a group of Syrian women who spoke about their experiences following their arrest and in detention by the al-Assad regime. While detained they were rape, subjected to various means of torture and other savage practices by the al-Assad regime and its officers. On its website, the French channel described the film as a film about the al-Assad regime using the female detainees’ bodies as a means to extend its influence by pressuring detainees’ families. 

The former detainees indicated in their interviews to how they suffered socially as some societies refused to accept women who were detained and raped to the degree that some former detainees were killed by their families to increase the effects of their regime’s violence against them and Syrian society. 

The Syrian Network for Human Rights has statistics from 2015 indicating that the al-Assad regime detains over 40,000 Syrian women. Other statistics confirm that, “the number of female detainees in the al-Assad regime prisons are over 175,000, most of whom are detained in Security Branches without civil or military trial.”



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