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Syria Report: ‘Torture was my punishment’, Abductions, Torture, and Summary Killings under Armed Group Rule

5th July 2016, 17:20:54 UTC

The conflict in Syria has taken a devastating toll on civilians. Government forces have been responsible for the majority of violations, including war crimes and crimes against humanity, subjecting tens of thousands to arbitrary detention, torture and other ill-treatment and enforced disappearance. However, abuses by non-state armed groups have compounded the suffering of civilians. Armed groups opposing the Syrian government have committed serious violations of international humanitarian law, including abductions, torture and summary killings. To date, justice for the hundreds of thousands of victims remains elusive as neither the Syrian government nor armed groups have been held accountable for their crimes.

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