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Former orderly reveals more about Ragheed Al Tutari's life in prison

Former orderly reveals more about Ragheed Al Tutari's life in prison

Translation by Yusra Ahmed (Zaman Al Wasl)- A former nurse in Damascus Central Prison, also know as Adra,  has revealed to Zaman al Wasl new details about the lieutenant pilot Ragheed al-Tutari, who is behind bars since 34 years ago. The nurse, who spoke on condition of anonymity,...

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'How I was tortured in a Syrian jail'

'How I was tortured in a Syrian jail'

By Secunder Kermani (BBC)- "Farah" was born in Britain but grew up in Syria. Last year, she was arrested by the Syrian government security forces, who accused her of being an opposition activist. She blames Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for the torture that followed, and...

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'I am nothing more than media subject, Humanitarian Organisations ignore us': former detainee

'I am nothing more than media subject, Humanitarian Organisations ignore us': former detainee

(Writing by Faris al Rifai; Translation by Yusra Ahmed) (Zaman Al Wasl)- A former detainee expressed the feeling of disappointment and pain she felt because of neglect and carelessness she faced after freeing. The former detainee explained that she with other 7 detainees were transferred...

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Hundreds die in Sednaya military prison due to torture, disease, malnutrition: former prisoner

Hundreds die in Sednaya military prison due to torture, disease, malnutrition: former prisoner

(Translation by Yusra Ahmed) (Zaman Al Wasl)- A former detainee in Sednaya prison revealed that thousands of detainees there were killed in Tishreen Military hospital in Damascus, as the hospital had designated small rooms to each military of civil prison, in those rooms many...

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Amnesty condemns Syria for disappearance of detainees

Amnesty condemns Syria for disappearance of detainees

The Syrian state and allied militia have detained and abducted tens of thousands of people since 2011 in a campaign of enforced disappearances that is a crime against humanity, Amnesty International said in a report on Thursday. The rights watchdog interviewed relatives of the...

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Torture for fun was jailers' hobby in security chambers: detainee

Torture for fun was jailers' hobby in security chambers: detainee

(Writing by Faris AL Rifai; Translation by Yusra Ahmed) Mahmood al-Naser, former detainee in the Syrian regime’s prisons, cannot forget his painful and traumatising experience, not only the pain of torturing, but the suffering of other detainees who were like alive bodies waiting to die....

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Former detainee reveals the ugly facts of Sweida Central Prison

Former detainee reveals the ugly facts of Sweida Central Prison

(Translation by Yusra Ahmed) A newly-freed prisoner from the central prison in Sweida talked about the unbelievable violations inside the prison. Issa, the nickname of the speaker to Zaman al-Wasl, he is a university student from the province of Damascus countryside was arrested by the Syrian...

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Lawyer Abdullah al-Khalil, two years behind bars

Lawyer Abdullah al-Khalil, two years behind bars

(Writing by Faris Al Rifai; Translation by Yusra Ahmed) More than 28 months passed since Abdullah al-Khalil, the lawyer and human rights advocate, had been arrested by the Syrian regime security in May 2013. Reports confirmed that al-Khalil was tortured and detained...

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Jomaa, Syrian war-wounded, without trial or lawyer in Lebanese Roumieh Prison

Jomaa, Syrian war-wounded, without trial or lawyer in Lebanese Roumieh Prison

(By Faris al-Rifai; Translation by Yusra Ahmed) Ahmed Jomaa, the “Alive Martyr”, a Syrian refugee in Lebanon who has been kept in Roumieh prison for a year although he has two amputated legs and an upper arm without any trial or a lawyer to defend him.  Despite his disability,...

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Assad Intelligence killed veteran actor Khaled Taja: former prisoner

Assad Intelligence killed veteran actor Khaled Taja: former prisoner

(Translation by Yusra Ahmed) A former prisoner at the Syrian intelligence spoke about the unbelievable practices of the regime to suppress and torture prisoner, confirming thousands of testimonies of former prisoners and Caesar’s, the defected photographer at the Syrian regime, evidences...

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Former detainee tells more about Sweida Prison

Former detainee tells more about Sweida Prison

(By Faris al-Rifai; Translation by Yusra Ahmed) A former prisoner in Sweida prison spoke about the difficult circumstances and hard conditions prisoners face in their daily life. Prisoners are blackmailed by the prison’s officers and have their money taken away or paying off some of it. Abu...

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 Leaving Tadmor prison alive was a 'resurrection': former prisoner

Leaving Tadmor prison alive was a 'resurrection': former prisoner

Translation by Yusra Ahmed (Zaman Al Wasl)- “This is the forth square of Tadmor prison, the first door on right is the entrance to room where we used to wash our clothes, the next door is its exit, the door on the other wall most likely the one leads to dormitory 11 and the wall in the middle...

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  'Abortion protected me of rape': former prisoner

'Abortion protected me of rape': former prisoner

(By Lama Shammas; Translation by Yusra Ahmed) Hoda, a-23- year-old woman from Baba Amr neighborhood in the central city Homs told Zaman al-Wasl about her two-month torture memos in detention where she lost her pregnancy due to systematic torture by Syrian security. “I am Hoda” she...

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Photos of officers, medics involved in Syria mass torture photos

Photos of officers, medics involved in Syria mass torture photos

Zaman al-Wasl is publishing photos (Bellow) of 19 Syrian regime medics and officers who were involved with 6 others in  mass torture photos of 11,000 Syrian detainees. The atrocious photos were smuggled out of Syria by a former Syrian military police photographer mid 2013. According to an...

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'Jailers snuff out cigarette in my eye': Torture Memos

'Jailers snuff out cigarette in my eye': Torture Memos

   (By Lama Shammas; Translation by Yusra Ahmed) Hassan, 25, still suffer the side effects of his gruesome detention despite 18 months that have passed since his release, he told Zaman al-Wasl. Hassan, who preferred not to reveal his last name, has a terrible psychological...

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Profile of Torture Victim: Hussam Idriss Idriss

Profile of Torture Victim: Hussam Idriss Idriss

(Profile of Torture Victim)- Hussam Idriss Idriss was in his way to his hometown Qusair when the Syrian security arrested him near the Syrian-Lebanese borders early 2013. The young carpenter, who was working in Lebanon, had spent months in State Security headquarters in Damascus...

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Profile of Torture Victim: Nayef Faisal Al Rifai

Profile of Torture Victim: Nayef Faisal Al Rifai

  (By Faris al-Rifai; Translation by Yusra Ahmed) (Torture Victim Profile)- Captain and military judge Nayef Faisal al-Rifai  was arrested on March 22 2012, only few days following his sister’s detention, under accusation of conspiring on the regime.  The...

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In cooperation with Zaman Al Wasl, Al Jazeera aired mysteries of Sednaya Massacre 2008

In cooperation with Zaman Al Wasl, Al Jazeera aired mysteries of Sednaya Massacre 2008

 Al Jazeera Media Network in cooperation with Zaman Al Wasl newspaper aired late on Thursday an investigative report which has disclosed, for the first time, the mysteries and secrets of Sednaya Military Prison's massacre in July 2008. Al-Jazeera's Black Box series (Al Sondouq Al Aswad)...

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