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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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Bodies of 5 brothers identified among mass torture photos

Bodies of 5 brothers identified among mass torture photos

Syrian activists said bodies of 5 brothers from southern province of Daraa were identified by leaked mass torture photos. Jihad, Mohamed, Ahmed, Ridha and khaled Younes Sorour were arrested by Syrian regime forces on August 6 2012. The sixth brother,...

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Activists identify bodies of 220 people from Damascus suburbs among torture photos

Activists identify bodies of 220 people from Damascus suburbs among torture photos

At least 220 bodies of people from Damascus and its countryside were identified mostly by leaked mass torture photos, according to activists and Damascus Media Center amid reports say  the number can be increased.   The opposition-run center said 40 bodies were...

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Ahrar Al Sham recognizes body of commander among Mass Torture Photos

Ahrar Al Sham recognizes body of commander among Mass Torture Photos

  (Translation by Yusra Ahmed) Ahrar al-Sham Islamic movement has recognized the body of one of its commanders among mass torture photos revealed   by 'Caesar' who leaked 55,ooo for Syrian detainees tortured to death in Bashar al-Assad...

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Even disabled die under torture in Assad’s prisons: Caesar’s photos

Even disabled die under torture in Assad’s prisons: Caesar’s photos

(Writing by Faris al-Rifai; Translation by Yusra Ahmed)   A man from the town of Qatana in the western countryside of Damascus told stories of 7 victims died under torture in Assad’s prisons.   Abo Mohamed al-Qatanani, has recognized 7 bodies  from...

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SNHR: 80 People were Tortured to Death in February 2015

SNHR: 80 People were Tortured to Death in February 2015

(SNHR)- Syrian Network for human rights documented in the month of February 2015 no less than 80 victims who were tortured to death in the official and unofficial detention centers as follows: – Government forces: 74 – Kurdish forces: one – Extremist groups: Daesh: one...

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