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Assad's 21st century holocaust: savagery and mass slaughter MUST be seen

Assad's 21st century holocaust: savagery and mass slaughter MUST be seen

(The Daily Mail )- Every day, the bodies were delivered to the hospital: battered beyond belief and hideously scarred from months of the most horrific torture imaginable. The corpses were shrivelled from dehydration and starvation, with ribs sticking out and limbs like sticks. Most were...

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Names of torture victims as Assad denies death photos

Names of torture victims as Assad denies death photos

By Ethar Abdulhaq (Zaman Al Wasl)-  Syrian regime president Bashar al-Assad,  in an interview with Yahoo News released on Friday was confronted with photos of his torture victims. The killer asked for the photo. He said, “can you show me the photo?” The killer took it in his...

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Three years missing: Razan, Wael, Samira and Nazim, Islam Army main suspect

Three years missing: Razan, Wael, Samira and Nazim, Islam Army main suspect

(Zaman Al Wasl)- The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights issued a special report on the anniversary of the kidnapping of four human rights activists, “Razan Zaitouneh, Wael Hamadeh, Nazem Hamadeh, and Samira Khalil.” The four were kidnapped after an unknown group stormed the Center for...

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Torture Memos: Hussein Sibrani, ten years in detentions

Torture Memos: Hussein Sibrani, ten years in detentions

  (Zaman Al Wasl)- Dr. Hussein al-Sibrani, a former political prisoner in the Syrian regime prisons for 10 years, has been working in clinic in Zatari camp, trying to forget 10 years he had lost of his life in prison. He at the moment lives in the Jordanian city of Irbid, 100 k away from...

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In presence of American investigators, ex-detainee narrates detention story

In presence of American investigators, ex-detainee narrates detention story

(Zaman Al Wasl)- In a secret prison of two floors north of Ayn al-Arab city, Mohamed Abu Hasan spent around 4 months after his arrest by Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) militia under charges of being affiliated with ISIS. The interrogation was carried out by both Kurd and American...

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In the 36th anniversary of Ahmed al-Mousa assassination, more facts

In the 36th anniversary of Ahmed al-Mousa assassination, more facts

Writing by Faris Rifai (Zaman Al Wasl)- Aleppo city towards the end of the 1970s and the start of the 1980s appeared like other Syrian provinces a coal burning under the ashes especially after the artillery school incident in 16/06/1979 which led the regime to tighten its grip on every inch of...

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Missing Jasim brothers' case reveals how Lebanon still controlled by Syrian regime

Missing Jasim brothers' case reveals how Lebanon still controlled by Syrian regime

Reporting by Faris Rifai (Zaman Al Wasl)- Weeks before the eruption of the Syrian revolution the regime’s agents in Lebanon kidnapped four brothers and handed them to Syrian intelligence. Al-Jasim four brothers, Jasim, Shbib, Ali and Haidar, who came from Jarablus northern of Syrian to...

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4 years since arrest, Surgeon Hayel Hamid still missing

4 years since arrest, Surgeon Hayel Hamid still missing

Reporting by Faris Rifai (Zaman Al Wasl)- Syrian security forces are still detaining the Palestinian Surgeon Dr. Hayel Hamid for the fourth year after arresting him in his clinic in Yarmouk camp for Palestinian Refugees southern of Damascus, and refuse to reveal information about his fate. A...

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Nearly 18,000 died in Syria state jails in 2011-15, says Amnesty

Nearly 18,000 died in Syria state jails in 2011-15, says Amnesty

(BBC)- Nearly 18,000 people died in government custody in Syria in 2011-15, an Amnesty International report says, alleging beatings and rape in prisons. Amnesty says its document includes interviews with 65 "torture survivors", who have described appalling abuse in jails and detention centres....

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Forgotten in Hell: Nidal's torture journey ended with Palmyra prison breakout

Forgotten in Hell: Nidal's torture journey ended with Palmyra prison breakout

Writing by Faris al-Rifai (Zaman Al Wasl)- Nidal Nour-Eddin Mahmood, a young man in his twenties from Bosra al-Harir spoke about his 4-year-hard experience in Syrian intelligence prisons, that started in 2012, ended up in 2016 when the Islamic State attacked the brutal prison on Palmyra....

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Torture Memo: Regime security uses acid as torture tool

Torture Memo: Regime security uses acid as torture tool

Translation by Rana Abdul (Zaman al-Wasl)- In an afternoon in 2012, Syrian regime arrested a university student in Aleppo at air intelligence checkpoint. The student Hasan al-Wasil was released weeks after a corpse with no features after he was burned with acid as done to many corpses shown in...

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Ex-detainee tells about horror of Sednaya Prison, 285 Security Branch

Ex-detainee tells about horror of Sednaya Prison, 285 Security Branch

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Before he was detained in Assad’s prisons, he was healthy. He came out of the prison, ill and drained out of torture. His body is a witness to what Syrians face in the basements of death and cells of daily killing. Doctor Kamal Muhee al-Deen al-Jum’a devoted himself to the...

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Sick detainees face more torture in military hospitals

Sick detainees face more torture in military hospitals

Writing by Faris al-Rifai; Translation by Rana Abdul (Zaman Al Wasl)- An ex-detainee in Saydnaya Prison recounts his suffering during his journey to receive treatment while being detained in the prison. The suffering started with the drive along with other detained patients in a vehicle with...

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Mohamed Diab, youngest Palestinian detainee tortured to death: monitor

Mohamed Diab, youngest Palestinian detainee tortured to death: monitor

Translation by Yusra Ahmed (Zaman Al Wasl)- The Working Group for Palestinians in Syria said the Syrian regime had tortured to death Palestinian boy over participating in demonstrations against Bashar al-Asaad's regime three years ago. The London-based group said Mohamed Abdulla Yusuf Eid...

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Torture victims profiles: activist Marwan Hussein

Torture victims profiles: activist Marwan Hussein

Writing by Faris al-Rifai; Translation by Yusra Ahmed (Zaman Al Wasl)- An aid and relief activist was arrested 3 years ago and died 3 days later under torture , but his body was not handed to his parents till now, while parents recognized his body among the leaked photos for bodies in the...

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Forgotten in Hell: Al-Shami tells his torture story in security chambers

Forgotten in Hell: Al-Shami tells his torture story in security chambers

Writing by Faris al-Rifai; Translation by Rana Abdul (Zaman Al Wasl)- The lingering time at the dark cell does not interrupt the sound of cough of one of the ex-detainees who got tuberculosis due to humidity everywhere in the Sednaya Prison. Abu Mohamed al-Shami, a virtual name, an...

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Video: inhumane torture game by Syrian security

Video: inhumane torture game by Syrian security

Zaman Al Wasl (Video)- A shocking footage circulated online showed two Syrian brothers, most likely twins, being humiliated and tortured by a maniac slap-game in one of the notorious Syrian security services. The heavy-weight security agent seemed enjoying this kind of inhuman torture by...

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Forgotten in Hell: Doctor tells her torture memos in Intelligence chambers

Forgotten in Hell: Doctor tells her torture memos in Intelligence chambers

(Reporting by Lama Shammas; translation by Yusra Ahmed) ISTANBUL (Zaman Al Wasl)- Abir N, a Syrian doctor who used to work individually to treat wounded victims of bombings in Damascus.  She was known as the “doctor of Jaramana” that eastern suburb of Damascus,  due to her...

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