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More than 20 different methods of torture used against detainees by Assad regime

SYRIAN REVOLUTION During Arab Spring on 27th Feb 2011, a group of school children in Daraa city in SW Syria innocently wrote on the walls: “Down with the regime”, “Go away Assad”.  The children were detained and tortured. Parents and locals protested. Assad security forces opened fire and arrested protesters. More protests followed and more killings by Assad regime.
It has not stopped…
Human Rights Watch documented more than 20 different methods of torture used against detainees.
Syrian children and boys are subject to Assad regime ill-treatment and cruelty!
— Prolonged and severe beatings with batons or wires
— Lashings with electric cables
— Painful stress positions
— Electrocution
— Burning with car battery acid
— Sexual assault
— Pulling out fingernails or teeth
— Gouging eyes
— Mock execution
— Sexual violence
— Use as human shields
Many were held in disgusting and cruelly overcrowded conditions; many who needed medical assistance were denied it, and some consequently died.
More than 20,000 children have been killed in the Syrian civil war, the United Nations says.
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Syrian conflict an “extraordinarily brutal war”

Russia and China veto UN move to refer Syria to international criminal court

The 65 countries condemned “widespread violations of human rights and international humanitarian law committed in a pervasive climate of impunity by the Syrian authorities and pro-government militias as well as by non-state armed groups”.

Russia has been one of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s main allies and has used its veto power four times at the 15-nation Security Council to prevent international sanctions on Syria.

“This was an opportunity for the world to stand up for justice for the Syrian people. Russia and China’s actions in preventing this are indefensible.”

The killers, destroyers and the torturers in Syria have been empowered and emboldened by the international paralysis…

10,000 Syrian children killed in civil war

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/22/russia-china-veto-un-draft-resolution-refer-syria-international-criminal-court

Assad Regime Sexual Violence Against Children

The list of alleged crimes committed by Syrian forces “include murder, torture, rape and other forms of sexual violence” were applied equally to adults and children in places of detention.

Children in government custody have reportedly been beaten with metal cables, whips and wooden and metal batons, and suffered electric shock, mock executions, cigarette burns, sleep deprivation and solitary confinement, and sexual violence, including rape and threats of rape.

Children are abused by Assad soldiers and recruited for combat and support roles, as well as for conducting military operations by rebels.

Assad's Forces torture and murder children

Read more articles:

UN Says Syrian Regime Killing, Torturing Children
http://www.rferl.org/content/un-says-syria-kills-tortures-children/24611518.html

UN: Syrian forces killed, tortured 256 children
http://news.yahoo.com/un-syrian-forces-killed-tortured-256-children-214918815.html

Syria children maimed and tortured by Assad forces, says UN report
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/05/syria-children-maim-torture-assad-forces-un

Assad’s regime of torture
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2011/05/2011515113431187136.html