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Syrians describe brutal prison torture

Written for Al Jazeera

Amnesty International says government forces are responsible for “a shocking catalogue of abuses” in secret jails.

Syrian activist Jad Bantha came back to Damascus after a long period of living abroad. He wanted to participate in the revolution and started attending protests. One day, after doing so in early 2011, he was taken from his home, in front of his parents, by security forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad. He told them not to worry. Continue reading Syrians describe brutal prison torture