Annual Report 2013
The state of the world's human rights

17 February 2012

Syria: ‘How much blood must we pay before the world helps?’

Syria: ‘How much blood must we pay before the world helps?’
Amnesty International interviewed Syrians who have fled to al-Ramtha, across the border in Jordan

Amnesty International interviewed Syrians who have fled to al-Ramtha, across the border in Jordan

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In his shocking report from the border with Syria, Amnesty International’s Researcher Neil Sammonds reveals the extent of the torture experienced by those arrested in Syria.
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In his hospital bed in al-Ramtha, a few kilometres from the border with Dera’a governorate in Syria, Abu Suhaib tells me how two days ago he and most of the men of al-Taibe had fled the town as the Syrian army were closing in.

An eloquent man in his mid-40s, Abu Suhaib said he and a small group were watching the scene unfold when an anti-aircraft missile fired in their direction sent grapefruit-sized shrapnel up through his leg and out his left thigh, taking his left thumb with it.

“My own flesh and blood splashed in my face,” he said.

Continue reading ‘‘How much blood must we pay before the world helps?’’ on Livewire, Amnesty International's blog.

Issue

Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings 
Freedom Of Expression 
MENA unrest 
Refugees, Displaced People And Migrants 
Torture And Ill-treatment 

Country

Syria 

Region

Middle East And North Africa 

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