Thursday, 1 January 2015
Syria's children behind bars
'Marwan Abdulsalam, a former detainee at the Military Intelligence Branch, told al-Araby al-Jadeed that "there were more than 30 children there; some of them were younger than ten". There were times when the children were beaten with a flexible silicon rod," he said. "They were in pain and screamed, but the interrogators didn't stop beating them to get more information out of them, about their families and relatives."
According to SNHR, children are subject to almost the same torture methods employed on adults, including sexual violence.'