Amnesty International on Assad's Bloody Crackdown
August 31, 2011 3:48 AM Subscribe
Deadly detention: Deaths in custody amid popular protest in Syria
“These deaths behind bars are reaching massive proportions, and appear to be an extension of the same brutal disdain for life that we are seeing daily on the streets of Syria,” said Neil Sammonds, Amnesty International’s researcher on Syria.
“The accounts of torture we have received are horrific. We believe the Syrian government to be systematically persecuting its own people on a vast scale.”