Horrific news of the real is being revealed today.. Amnesty International is accusing the Assad government of Syria of a brutal mass hanging spree one the past several years of civil war in the nation ..
The AP is reporting,
The prison north of Damascus was known to detainees as “the slaughterhouse” and in it, as many of 13,000 people were hanged in only four years after a series of sham trials, according to a new report issued by Amnesty International.
The report, issued on Tuesday, said that 20-50 people were hanged each week at the Saydnaya prison in what the organization called a “calculated campaign of extrajudicial execution.”
The report covers the period from 2011 to 2015, but Lynn Maalouf, deputy director for research at Amnesty’s regional office in Beirut, said there is no reason to believe the practice has stopped since then, with thousands more probably killed.
“These executions take place after a sham trial that lasts over a minute or two minutes, but they are authorized by the highest levels of authority,” including the Grand Mufti, a top religious authority in Syria, and the defense minister, she said.
The killings were authorized by senior Syrian officials, including deputies of President Bashar Assad, and carried out by military police. Amnesty has also recorded at least 35 different methods of torture in Syria since the late 1980s, practices that only increased since 2011, Maalouf said.