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.
25 Oct 2011
- From the section Middle East