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13,000 People Hanged? Amnesty Report on Syria Offers Little Evidence

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In the presidential election of 2014, Syrians voted overwhelmingly in favor of President Bashar Assad

[ Ed. note – Amnesty International has released a report alleging that as many as 13,000 people were murdered by Syrian government authorities at a prison near Damascus since 2011. Among the charges are that large numbers of people were “hanged” in the middle of the night and that people also were “repeatedly tortured and systematically deprived of food, water, medicine and medical care.” Additionally we are told that bodies were “taken away by the truckload and buried in mass graves.”

An analysis of the report by Tony Cartalucci, however, points to a scarcity of any solid evidence to back up the rather lurid claims, and the writer describes the report as “fabricated entirely in the United Kingdom.”  Russia has also denounced the report, with Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova calling it “a fake” and dismissing it as “yet another targeted act of provocation aimed at pouring oil on the fire of the dying-down conflict within Syria.”

Worth considering also is that this is not by any means the first time Amnesty International has issued a report fulminating against the Syrian government. You can go here to read an analysis of two earlier Amnesty reports (one issued in 2011 and the other in 2012) in which questions are raised about accuracy and veracity–and there is also an article here discussing Amnesty’s highlighting of the Syrian conflict in a fundraising appeal last year.

Validating the mainstream media narrative on Syria seems, then, to be an Amnesty métier. ]

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Amnesty International Admits Syrian ‘Saydnaya’ Report Fabricated Entirely in the UK

By Tony Cartalucci

February 9, 2017 (Tony Cartalucci – LD) – Amnesty International’s 48 page report titled, “Syria: Human Slaughterhouse: Mass Hangings and Extermination at Saydnaya Prison, Syria,” boasts bold claims, concluding:

…the Syrian authorities’ violations at Saydnaya amount to crimes against humanity. Amnesty International urgently calls for an independent and impartial investigation into crimes committed at Saydnaya.

However, even at a cursory glance, before even reading the full body of the report, under a section  titled, “Methodology,” Amnesty International admits it has no physical evidence whatsoever to substantiate what are admittedly only the testimony of alleged inmates and former workers at the prison, as well as figures within Syria’s opposition.

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7 thoughts on “13,000 People Hanged? Amnesty Report on Syria Offers Little Evidence

  1. lies and damn lies by corp msm,they seemed to of pulled that number out of the air,Amenesty international is now a compromised organisation serving the ultra liberal warmonger agenda,where is the reporting of the torture chambers used by soo called moderate rebels?,or the mass the mass graves in Aleppo?, this fake news is all that is,just like the supposed ethnic cleansing by Assad`s forces,just when did al qeada become a ethnic group,when it is isis and their al nusra brothers in arms that are intolerent of cultural and religious difference,and they who have done the exsterminating,whilst prez Assad as kept the ethnic and religious diversity.These lies are the last hail mary throw by the regime change ultra liberal and neocon proboganda machine….

    • I don’t doubt that there probably are prisons in Syria where captured terrorists are not treated especially humanely. The RT reporter likely has it right when he opines that war crimes have been committed on both sides. That being said, Syria has been invaded by proxy armies supported and funded by state actors, and with the country under siege as it is, I’m not sure it’s practical to expect the Syrians to provide the inmates of these prisons with bed linens, cable TV, guidance counselors and occupational therapists.

  2. IIGNORING THE CAUSE WHILE CRITICIZING THE EFFECT BUT NEVER THE HIDDEN HAND. WHAT MAKES IT WORST IS THAT THE CRITICS ARE SUPPOSED TO BE THE BASTIONS OF JUSTICE.

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