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Syria: Harrowing torture, summary killings in secret ISIS detention centres

Headline Title:  Syria: Harrowing torture, summary killings in secret ISIS detention centres 19 December 2013 Torture, flogging, and summary killings are rife in secret prisons run by the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), an armed group that controls large areas of northern Syria, said Amnesty International in a briefing published today. ISIS, which claims to apply strict Shari’a (Islamic law) in areas it controls, has ruthlessly flouted the rights of local people. In the 18-page briefing, Rule of fear: ISIS abuses in detention in northern Syria, Amnesty International identifies…

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