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.

Guests:

James Reynolds

Produced by:

Javier Guzman

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