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Families of Syria detainees hope for news amid US sanctions

Families of Syria detainees hope for news amid US sanctions

Alaa Arnous and his family found the photo of his father Mohammed online last week, the first proof of his fate since he was seized by Syrian government forces seven years ago. The image showed his corpse, his face battered and bruised, his mouth hanging open. The elder Arnous was among...

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Families of Syria detainees hope for news amid US sanctions

Families of Syria detainees hope for news amid US sanctions

Alaa Arnous and his family found the photo of his father Mohammed online last week, the first proof of his fate since he was seized by Syrian government forces seven years ago. The image showed his corpse, his face battered and bruised, his mouth hanging open. The elder Arnous was among...

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Torture survivor: Regime poured boiling water over us

Torture survivor: Regime poured boiling water over us

Tortured by the Syrian Bashar al-Assad regime in prison for seven years, Muhlis al-Drubi cannot forget the horrors he experienced, including having boiling water poured over him and reverse hanging. Accused of attending anti-regime protests, al-Drubi, 42, was detained in 2012. "Assad's...

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'Wished I were dead,' says survivor of Assad prison

'Wished I were dead,' says survivor of Assad prison

Sawsan Um Muhammad, 31, can never forget the torture she suffered in prison after she was detained by the Bashar al-Assad regime forces seven years ago. "We were not seen as human beings, all prisoners were treated as sheer numbers," she said. At least 500,000 people including women are...

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