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Syrian Boy Brutally Beating by Assad Soldier – 1


Published on June 22, 2015

First UN report on children in Syria’s civil war paints picture of ‘unspeakable’ horrors

4 February 2014 – Syrian children have been subjected to “unspeakable” suffering in the nearly three years of civil war, with the Government and allied militia responsible for countless killings, maiming and torture, and the opposition for recruiting youngsters for combat and using terror tactics in civilian areas, according to the first United Nations report on the issue.

“Violations must come to an end now,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in the report, which was released yesterday to the Security Council. “I therefore urge all parties to the conflict to take, without delay, all measures to protect and uphold the rights of all children in Syria.”

The report, covering the period from 1 March 2011 to 15 November 2013, lists a raft of horrors that Syria’s children have suffered since the opposition first sought to oust President Bashar al-Assad, ranging from direct commission of abuse, including sexual violence, to more general violation of their rights from school closures and denial of access to humanitarian aid.

“The present report highlights that use of weaponry and military tactics that are disproportionate and indiscriminate by Government forces and associated militias has resulted in countless killings and the maiming of children, and has obstructed children’s access to education and health services,” Mr. Ban writes.

Government forces have also been responsible for the arrest, arbitrary detention, ill treatment and torture of children. Armed opposition groups have been responsible for the recruitment and use of children both in combat and support roles, as well as for conducting military operations, including using terror tactics, in civilian-populated areas, leading to civilian casualties, including children.”

The report spotlights the disappearance of many children, notes that all parties to the conflict have seriously hampered the delivery of humanitarian assistance in areas most affected by the fighting, and warns that children have experienced a high level of distress as a result of witnessing the killing and injuring of members of their families and peers, or of being separated from their family and/or displaced.

Detailing the detention of children as young as 11 years old for alleged association with armed groups by Government forces in large-scale arrest campaigns, the reports says they were ill-treated and tortured to extract confessions or humiliate them or pressure a relative to surrender or confess.

“Ill treatment and acts tantamount to torture reportedly included beatings with metal cables, whips and wooden and metal batons; electric shock, including to the genitals; the ripping out of fingernails and toenails; sexual violence, including rape or threats of rape; mock executions; cigarette burns; sleep deprivation; solitary confinement; and exposure to the torture of relatives,” the report says.

“Reports indicate that children were also suspended from walls or ceilings by their wrists or other limbs, were forced to put their head, neck and legs through a tire while being beaten, and were tied to a board and beaten.

The report cites a 16-year-old boy as saying he witnessed his 14-year-old male friend being sexually assaulted and then killed, and notes other allegations that boys and in a few instances girls were raped. The 16-year-old said children and adults were beaten with metal bars, their fingernails pulled out, their fingers cut. “Or they were beaten with a hammer in the back, sometimes until death,” he added.

Allegations of sexual violence by opposition groups were also received, but the UN was unable to further investigate them due to lack of access, the report says.

It adds that opposition forces recruited and used both in support roles and for combat, while Government forces used children as human shields. It notes that during the first two years of the conflict, most killings and maiming of children were attributed to Government forces, but mainly due to increased access to heavy weapons and the use of terror tactics opposition groups increasingly engaged in such acts in 2013.

“Armed opposition groups also engaged in the summary execution of children,” it says, reporting that lack of access, including for security reasons, prevented the UN from systematic documentation.

Schools and hospitals have been disproportionally targeted by all parties, with indications that Government forces were the main perpetrators of attacks against hospitals and other health-care infrastructure, mainly opposition-run makeshift health facilities and of threats and attacks against medical personnel, according to the report.

“Injured opposition fighters and civilians, including children, admitted to Government hospitals in perceived pro-opposition areas in Aleppo, Dar’a, Homs and Idlib governorates were reportedly exposed to arrest, detention, ill treatment and acts tantamount to torture by civilian doctors, and/or elements of Government forces,” it says.

The UN also received reports on instances where opposition groups denied medical treatment to injured pro-Government fighters, or misused ambulances, including to cross Government checkpoints.

In his list of recommendations, Mr. Ban calls on all sides to stop all grave violations against children cited in the report, end all indiscriminate and disproportionate attacks on civilian areas, including terror tactics, airstrikes, chemical weapons and heavy artillery, allow unimpeded humanitarian access, and immediately release abducted women and children.

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=47077#.VbjwM_kYHb4

Assad Bashar Syria torture Syrian children

Assad Bashar Syria regime torture Syrian children

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Extreme Cruelty of Assad Regime Forces Shown no Mercy Toward Prisoners

Human Rights Watch identified 27 detention centres that it says intelligence agencies have been using since President Bashar al-Assad’s government began a crackdown in March 2011 on pro-democracy protesters trying to oust him.

Syria Assad regime torture methods in the detention center:
1) Dulab – the victim is forced to bend at the waist and stick his head, neck, legs and sometimes arms into the inside of a car tire.

2) Beaten with objects – cables, whips, sticks, batons and pipes.

3) Shabeh – hanging the victim from the ceiling by the wrists.

4) Basat al-reeh– tying the victim down to a flat board with the head suspended in the air so the victim cannot defend himself.

5) Electrocution – was also used on those being held in the 27 torture centres.

6) Falaqa – beating the detainee with sticks, batons, or whips on the soles of the feet.

Syria Bashar al-Assad regime loyal forces, arrested and brutally tortured a group of unarmed Syrians to death

Syria Bashar al-Assad regime loyal forces Torture Prisoners to Death [Warning: Extremely Graphic]

Their bodies were later found on the outskirts of Al-Tell, in the Damascus Suburbs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJq7qMFgLKk

First video was Published on Sep 24, 2012
This footage, originally filmed by soldiers loyal to Bashar al-Assad, was leaked to Syrian democracy activists who uploaded it on September 23. It depicts a group of men taken prisoner by the Syrian Army in August 2012. Bleeding profusely, they are subjected to extreme physical abuse, beating and whipping.

Their bodies were later found on the outskirts of Al-Tell, in the Damascus Suburbs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJq7q…


Bashar al-Assad

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bashar_al-Assad

We took their fingernails out with pliers and we made them eat them. We made them suck their own blood off the floor’: Grisly accounts from inside Syria’s ’27 torture centres
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2168079/Inside-Syrias-27-torture-centres-We-suck-blood-floor.html

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

Yazidi Anger At Iraq’s Forgotten People

* Those willing to convert to Islam are married off to militants but those maintaining their faith are trafficked as sex slaves, abused and imprisoned.
* They beat us with cables, starved us and made us wash our faces with petrol.
* They will sell girls to whoever wants to buy them – girls aged nine and over.
* Some men bought two or three, even four or five at once. It’s shameful.
* They took all our girls. The world must help us.
* We’re a minority here and there’s no strong lobby to support us. We ask for support from those governments that care about human rights and humanity.

Save the Yazidi women

As per news reports, hundreds of Iraqi Yazidi girls and women are being held by the Islamic State (IS) militants and sold and bought as war bounty. Torture, rape and killings are part of treatment meted out to these unfortunate souls. There is no trace of more than 200 Nigerian school girls earlier kidnapped by Boko Haram (BH). Sad that all this is being done in the name of religion. But for sure, we all know what IS and BH are doing is not new in the mankind history. Every group and empire had been doing the same in medieval times.

Today, the world has forgotten all that as a horrible nightmare; perhaps IS and BH are here to wake us from the dream that the world has moved forward on human rights and equality. Though the west and regional powers have taken serious note of these ruthless murderers, we need boots on the ground to chase them out. Time is running out – we have to save these poor Yazidi girls and women from the wicked enslavement of IS.

Masood Khan
Jubail
Saudi Arabia

Read more articles:
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/islamic-state-plea-for-west-to-help-more-than-1000-kidnapped-yazidi-women-in-isis-sex-trade-9752220.html

http://www.nst.com.my/node/28403