Syria: ‘How much blood must we pay before the world helps?’

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February 17, 2012

Syria: ‘How much blood must we pay before the world helps?’

In his shocking report from the border with Syria, Amnesty International Researcher Neil Sammonds reveals the extent of the torture experienced by those arrested in Syria – treatment reaching unprecedented levels of brutality.

In his hospital bed in al-Ramtha, a few kilometres from the border with Dera’a governorate in Syria, Abu Suhaib tells me how two days ago he and most of the men of al-Taibe had fled the town as the Syrian army were closing in.

An eloquent man in his mid-40s, Abu Suhaib said he and a small group were watching the scene unfold when an anti-aircraft missile fired in their direction sent grapefruit-sized shrapnel up through his leg and out his left thigh, taking his left thumb with it.

“My own flesh and blood splashed in my face,” he said.

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