31 types of torture in Syria


MANILA, Philippines – The Syrian government is using at least 31 types of torture, including electric shocks, “crucifixion-type” beatings, male rape, and use of pincers on flesh, according to an Amnesty International (AI) report titled “I Wanted to Die”. The human rights group interviewed dozens of torture survivors from the mass movement fighting the Assad regime. One witness told AI interrogators used pincers to remove flesh from his legs. Another said he was forced to watch a male prisoner being raped during his interrogation in an intelligence unit’s office. 

Read the full details of the report here and here