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Rights group says Syria uses torture

Human Rights Watch report backs up stories of former inmates, saying abuse is routine in Assad's detention centres.

Last Modified: 13 Oct 2013 12:21
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Former inmates in Syrian prisons recount their horrific stories and say their lives will never be the same. A Human Rights Watch report backs up their words, saying torture is routine in President Bashar al-Assad's detention centres. Al Jazeera's Omar Al Saleh reports from Gazientap in Turkey.


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