Human Rights Watch: Torture in Syria was State Policy

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Syria, YouTube An image taken from YouTube on January 28, 2012 shows armed men, said to be members of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), standing guard during an anti-regime protest in the central town of Rastan. (AFP/Getty)

Human Rights Watch has published details of what it says is a state policy of torture in Syria that amounts to a crime against humanity.

It documents the locations of detention facilities and outlines the methods of torture used in them. The rights group conducted more than 200 interviews with victims of torture since the beginning of the Syrian conflict in March of last year. Joining us from the Syrian-Turkish border is James Reynolds, correspondent for our partner the BBC.


James Reynolds

Produced by:

Javier Guzman

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.