The Resource Torture archipelago : arbitrary arrests, torture, and enforced disappearances in Syria's underground prisons since March 2011, [Ole Solvang, Anna Neistat]

Torture archipelago : arbitrary arrests, torture, and enforced disappearances in Syria's underground prisons since March 2011, [Ole Solvang, Anna Neistat]

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Torture archipelago : arbitrary arrests, torture, and enforced disappearances in Syria's underground prisons since March 2011
Title
Torture archipelago
Title remainder
arbitrary arrests, torture, and enforced disappearances in Syria's underground prisons since March 2011
Statement of responsibility
[Ole Solvang, Anna Neistat]
Title variation
Arbitrary arrests, torture, and enforced disappearances in Syria's underground prisons since March 2011
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Language
eng
Summary
"Since the beginning of anti-government protests in March 2011, Syrian authorities have subjected tens of thousands of people to arbitrary arrests, unlawful detentions, enforced disappearances, ill-treatment and torture using an extensive network of detention facilities, an archipelago of torture centers, scattered throughout Syria. Based on more than 200 interviews with former detainees, including women and children, and defectors from the Syrian military, intelligence and security agencies, Torture Archipelago: Arbitrary Arrests, Torture and Enforced Disappearances in Syria's Underground Prisons since March 2011 focuses on 28 of these detention facilities. For each facility, most of them with cells and torture chambers and one or several underground floors, we provide the location, identify the agencies responsible for operating them, document the type of ill-treatment and torture used, and name, to the extent possible, the individuals running them. The facilities included in this report are those for which multiple witnesses have indicated the same location and provided detailed descriptions about the use of torture. The actual number of such facilities is likely much higher. The systematic patterns of ill-treatment and torture documented in this report clearly point to a state policy of torture and ill-treatment and therefore constitute a crime against humanity. The United Nations Security Council should refer the situation in Syria to the International Criminal Court, adopt targeted sanctions on officials credibly implicated in abuses, and demand that Syria grant recognized international detention monitors access to all detention facilities, including those mentioned in this report."--P. [4] of cover
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Available also via the Internet.
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LCI
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • charts
Index
no index present
LC call number
KMU465.7
LC item number
.S65 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Torture archipelago : arbitrary arrests, torture, and enforced disappearances in Syria's underground prisons since March 2011, [Ole Solvang, Anna Neistat]
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Note
"This report was researched and written by Ole Solvang, researcher in the Emergencies division, Anna Neistat, associate director for Program and Emergencies, and a researcher in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) division who preferred not to be named."--P. 78
Contents
Summary -- Recommendations -- To the UN Security Council -- To All Countries -- To the Arab League -- To Russia and China -- To the Syrian Government -- Methodology -- I. Arrest, Detention, and Torture in Syria -- Arbitrary Arrests and Unlawful Detention -- Conditions in Detention -- Systematic Use of Torture and Deaths in Custody -- Detention and Torture of Children, Women and Elderly -- II. Syria's Detention Facilities -- Department of Military Intelligence -- Branch 291, Damascus -- Branch 235 ("Palestine Branch"), Damascus -- Branch 248, Damascus -- Branch 227, Damascus -- Branch 215, Damascus -- Branch 245, Daraa -- Aleppo Branch -- Branch 271, Idlib -- Homs Branch -- Latakia Branch -- Air Force Intelligence Directorate -- Mezzeh Airport Branch, Damascus -- Bab Touma Branch, Damascus -- Daraa Branch -- Homs branch -- Latakia Branch -- Political Security Directorate -- Mezzeh area, Damascus -- Idlib Branch -- Homs Branch -- Latakia Branch -- Daraa Branch -- General Intelligence Directorate -- Branch 285, Damascus -- Al-Khattib Branch, Damascus -- Latakia Branch -- Aleppo Branch -- Idlib Branch -- Homs Branch -- Ad Hoc and Joint Detention Facilities -- Central Prison, Idlib -- Acknowledgements
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
78 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781564329066
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • ocn805945168
  • (OCoLC)805945168

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