Tag Archives: Syria

Syrian Prison Shelled, Part of Aleppo Battle

From the article: “Shells smashed into a central prison in the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo, killing some prisoners, a rights group said Sunday, part of a long battle for control of the ancient city.”

This may not be the standard prison conditions issue, but it definitely involves keeping inmates in a building known to be in harm’s way.  Reminds me of the New Orleans jail flooding following Katrina…

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What it’s like inside a Syrian government prison

From the article: “In a recent report, the London-based Syrian Network for Human Rights documented methods of torture prevalent in regime prisons.  The report lists 957 cases of death from torture in 2012. The report lists the name and location of each death, and in many cases provides photos or video evidence and testimony from fellow inmates or family members who received the bodies. The tally includes 34 children and 17 women.”

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Eight dead in Aleppo prison mutiny: Syria opposition

“Eight people were killed in a mutiny at a prison in Syria’s second city of Aleppo during the night, the opposition Syrian National Council said on Tuesday.”

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/eight-dead-aleppo-prison-mutiny-syria-opposition-081817579.html?_esi=1

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