Human Rights Watch Update: Syria’s Torture Centers Revealed
THE WEEK IN RIGHTS July 5, 2012 Follow us on: Syria’s Torture Centers Revealed Photo © 2012 Human Rights Watch Human Rights Watch identified the locations of and provided details about 27 secret torture facilities run by Syrian Intelligence agencies, analyzing evidence from former detainees and military defectors as well as satellite imagery. Security forces in detention centers scattered across Syria often used the same torture methods, clearly indicating that torture is a state policy, and, therefore, a crime against humanity. “They forced me to undress,” a former detainee from Syria’s Idlib Central Prison said. “Then they started squeezing my fingers with pliers. They put staples in my fingers, chest, and ears. They used electric stun-guns on my genitals twice.” Read more >> View our interactive maps of the facilities’ locations >> See sketches of the torture methods >> share on: In Bangladesh, Torture, Deaths of Jailed Mutiny Suspects Suspects in the 2009 mutiny by the Bangladesh Rifles border guards have been subjected to widespread abuse, torture, and deaths in custody, and the mass trials of nearly 6,000 suspects raise serious fair