Fearful Syrians seek medical care in Jordan

Many forced to cross border for care amid claims of security forces torturing casualties of uprising in hospitals.

    Many Syrian civilians injured during the government's violent crackdown on protesters have been forced to seek medical care in neighbouring Jordan.

    Security forces have also taken control of public hospitals across the country to torture and detain people wounded by the crackdown, according to human rights groups and activists.

    Nurses and doctors also face the constant threat of being attacked or imprisoned by authorities for trying to help those injured during the country's seven-month-old uprising. 

    In this Al Jazeera exclusive, Nisreen el Shamayleh reports from Amman, Jordan, where she visited Syrians who are undergoing medical treatment after being unable to return home for fear of reprisal from the Syrian government.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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