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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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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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