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Syria 'using hospitals for torture' claim Amnesty

Patients in government-run hospitals in Syria are being tortured in an attempt to suppress dissent, an Amnesty International report alleges.

The 39-page report claims patients in at least four state hospitals have been subjected to torture and other ill-treatment, including by medical staff.

Syrian authorities have denied torturing opponents of the government.

A doctor who worked in one of the main hospitals in the city of Homs before fleeing Syria, told the BBC that he witnessed medical staff beating up protesters.

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