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Inside Syria's prisons, where an estimated 17723 have died since 2011 - CNN

(CNN) The beatings began as soon as they were arrested, and they continued at a "welcome party" at the detention center. That's the term dozens of Syrian detainees used to describe treatment at the hands of government forces upon arriving at one of ...and more »

'When They Took Me Inside' Syria's Saydnaya Prison, 'I Could Smell the Torture' - Global Voices Online

At least 17,723 Syrians have died in custody since 2011, a new damning report by the international human rights group Amnesty International has revealed. The report, entitled “'It Breaks The Human': Torture, Disease and Death in Syria's Prisons ...and more »

'The worst place on earth': inside Assad's brutal Saydnaya prison - The Guardian

Syria's most notorious jail has been a journalistic blank spot. Now ex-detainees and architects have built an accurate model, using 'ear-witness' testimony, of the president's hellish torture house. Oliver Wainwright · @ollywainwright. Wed 17 Aug 2016 ...and more »

Amnesty report damns Syrian government on prison abuse - Deutsche Welle

Over 17,000 detainees have died in Syrian government custody in the past five years from torture and disease, according to Amnesty International. Forced disappearances and horrific prisoner abuse are also widespread. Symbolbild Syrien Gefängnis NEU ...and more »

17000 People Have Died in Syrian Prisons Since Start of War: Report - Newsweek

Saydnaya prison, near Damascus, Syria An illustration shows a bird's-eye view of Saydnaya prison, located on the northern outskirts of Damascus, Syria. There are no images of the prison, so Amnesty International relied on witness accounts to ...and more »

You can now take a virtual tour of Assad's notorious torture prison in Syria - PRI

For those who passed through Saydnaya Military Prison and survived to talk about it, recounting the ordeal is a painful experience. But 65 torture survivors have done just that, in the most painstaking detail, to create an immersive picture of the ...and more »

New Amnesty Report Describes the Hell of Assad's Prisons - Foreign Policy (blog)

A picture taken on February 6, 2014, shows the Aleppo central prison during clashes between pro-Syrian regime soldiers and rebel fighters. Syrian troops retook most of Aleppo's prison, lost to rebels a day earlier, in fighting that has killed at least ...and more »

Almost 18000 died in Syria's prisons: Amnesty -

Almost 18,000 Syrians have died in government jails since 2011, with authorities using torture, beatings, electric shocks and rape against prisoners on a "massive scale," a rights groups has said. The UK-based Amnesty International said on Thursday ...and more »

Forensic Architecture Digitally Reconstruct Secret Syrian Torture Prison from the Memories of Survivors - ArchDaily

Forensic Architecture, a research agency based at the University of London, in collaboration with Amnesty International, has created a 3D model of Saydnaya, a Syrian torture prison, using architectural and acoustic modeling. The project, which was ...and more »

Syria conflict: Almost 18000 people have died in Government prisons, Amnesty says - ABC Online

A new report by Amnesty International claims that nearly 18,000 people have died in Government prisons in Syria since the beginning of the uprising in 2011. Key points: Investigation details systematic use of torture and rape on those arrested by Assad ...and more »