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17,000 Killed in Syrian Prisons Since 2011, Says Amnesty International

A new Amnesty International report details allegations of systematic torture of political prisoners and accuses the Syrian government of killing more than 17,000 people held in custody from the outset of the conflict in 2011 to December 2015. The report is based on the recollections of 65 torture survivors. The "catalog of horror stories" included in the report "depicts in gruesome detail the dreadful abuse detainees routinely suffer ... in Syria's notorious...

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