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Rights Group: 215,000 Detained in Syria Since Uprising

Syrian government forces have detained at least 215,000 Syrians since the beginning of the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, now in its fourth year, according to a rights group, which is urging the International Criminal Court to mount prosecutions for crimes against humanity. The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR), in a new report, say detainees are held in a sprawling prison and detention center underworld, where torture and starvation are systemic. With so many detainees,...

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