Radio Free Syria #Hama: These are some of the horrific scars left on just one recent former detainee by torture in one of the Assad regime’s detention centres.
The detainee’s face, torso and other body parts were also horribly disfigured by his torturers, who also hung him by his arms from a hook in the cell ceiling for days on end while carrying out their monstrous and inhuman brutality.
This is not unusual, not an isolated incident; this is the nightmarish norm for Assad regime detainees, male and female, young and old, many of whom are imprisoned and tortured simply for voicing opposition to or protesting peacefully against the regime.
Many die under torture in regime detention –
70 people were documented killed under torture in regime detention in the first week of Ramadan this year alone.
Those are only the documented cases. These crimes against humanity did not begin with the revolution; this has been the Assad regime’s standard ‘punishment’ for dissidents for over 40 years.
Indeed, so globally infamous is the Assad regime’s unparalleled talent for torture that other nations have even outsourced their own inhumanity to the regime’s universally acknowledged world leaders in the field.
In the words of Bob Baer, former CIA agent, writing about the CIA’s ‘extraordinary rendition’ program in the ‘War on Terror’, “If you want a serious interrogation, you send a prisoner to Jordan. If you want them to be tortured, you send them to Syria.”