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Syria: Amnesty International urges an independent international investigation into human rights violations in Syria

, Index number: MDE 24/5914/2017

Amnesty International estimates that since 2011, 17,723 persons have died as a result of torture or other ill-treatment in detention centres across Syria. As many as 13,000 individuals have been killed in a widespread and systematic practice of extrajudicial executions, carried out in weekly mass hangings in Saydnaya Military Prison.

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