New Yorker

A Times Reporter Documents the Horror of Syria’s Torture Sites
On Sunday, the Times published an exhaustively reported and harrowing story about Bashar al-Assad’s secret network of prisons, which also serve as torture sites and execution centers. According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, an independent monitoring group, nearly a hundred and twenty-eight thousand people are presumed to have been killed in the prisons or are being held there in custody—and nearly fourteen thousand have been killed by torture. Many prisoners die from conditions so dire that a United Nations investigation labelled the process “extermination.”
13-05-2019

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