Syrians are being plucked off the street by Syrian security forces and paramilitaries and being ‘disappeared’ into torture cells.
“This is a deliberate strategy to terrorise families and communities – the panic of not knowing whether your husband or child is alive breeds such fear that it silences dissent.
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There is no place left here for the regime after what they did to Hamza. Hamza Ali al-Khateeb was only 13 years old.
“His head was swollen, purple and disfigured. His body was a mess of welts, cigarette burns and wounds from bullets fired to injure, not kill. His kneecaps had been smashed, his neck broken, his jaw shattered and his penis cut off.