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[Editorial] Torture and ill treatment in Syria’s prisons

What began as a peaceful protest for democratic reform in Syria in March, 2011, has morphed into a cataclysmic and enduring war against the civilian population. The latest violations against international law in the conflict include a suspected chlorine gas attack on the town of Saraqeb, Idlib province, on Aug 2 and the continued bombing of civilians in the city of Aleppo. Now a new report by Amnesty International released on Aug 18 details a further concern—torture, disease, and death in Syria’s prisons.

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