24 Feb '12, 3am

Syrian survivors tell of 'horrible' regime torture |AsiaOne| #Syria

A handout picture provided by the Local Coordination Committees (LCC) in Syria on January 19, 2012 shows Banyas resident Hussam Ahmed Nabulsy, who the LCC say has been held by Syrian Intelligence for several weeks without being charged of any crime in Tartus where he has been tortured. AFP Friday, Feb 24, 2012 AMMAN - Abu Zeid rubs what is left of his hand, which he said was destroyed by his warders with a small explosive after he refused to prostrate himself before a picture of President Bashar al-Assad. Abu Zeid, who did not reveal his true identity, fled from Syria to Jordan in December after surviving torture for taking part in pro-democracy protests. He is one of thousands of Syrians who crossed into Jordan fleeing a bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protests that activists say has killed more than 7,000 since March. "I was tortured, beaten and electrocuted in a basem...

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