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Detained Syrian human rights defenders report torture

Headline Title:  Detained Syrian human rights defenders report torture 27 April 2012 Concern is growing for three human rights defenders being held incommunicado at a military base near Damascus, amid reports they may be facing ongoing torture, Amnesty International said. Hani Zitani, Abd al-Rahman Hamada and Mansour al-Omari are being held in the town of al-Mo’damiya outside the capital, at a base run by the Fourth Armoured Division, under the de facto command of the Syrian president’s brother Maher al-Assad.   Another three of their colleagues detained with them there…

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