Syria: Deadly detention: Deaths in custody amid popular protest in Syria

Syria: Deadly detention: Deaths in custody amid popular protest in Syria

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Index Number: MDE 24/035/2011
Date Published: 31 August 2011
Categories: Syria

Relentless repression has marked Syria since March 2011, as the government continues its efforts to stifle increasing numbers of pro-reform protests. Scores of people – believed to have been detained for their actual or suspected involvement in the protests – are reported to have died in custody. Some were children. However, the Syrian authorities have failed to carry out credible investigations into any of the cases or ensure accountability for the perpetrators. Amnesty International is calling on the UN Security Council to refer the situation in Syria immediately to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court.


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