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July 3, 2012
Syria accused of running 27 'torture centers'
Human Rights Watch issued a report that details 27 detention centers in Syria that systematically torture detainees. Fox News: In an effort to suppress opposition against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Syria has been running a network of 27 torture centers, the international Human Rights Watch announced Tuesday in a report. The report, titled "Torture Archipelago," is based upon interviews and testimonies from former detainees since March 2011, the group said. "The intelligence agencies are running an archipelago of torture centers scattered across the country," Ole Solvang, emergencies researcher at the Human Rights Watch, said in a press release. The report identifies generals running the torture centers, found in cities including Damascus, Idlib, Homs and Aleppo. Detainees said the Syrian government carried out more than 20 types of torture, which included pulling out fingernails, being burned with acid, electrocution, mock execution, and threats of rape and death ...(Read Full Post)