Witness: Journalist recalls scenes of torture in Syria

Reuters News
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Posted: May 26, 2011 7:44 AM

Reuters journalist Suleiman al-Khalidi, a Jordanian citizen, was arrested by Syrian security police when covering the uprising against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. In the following story, he recounts his treatment at the hands of the Syrian intelligence services and the scenes of torture he witnessed around him during four days of confinement.

Like other foreign correspondents, he was subsequently expelled from Syria. He now reports on the continuing unrest from Amman.

The item is accompanied by an account by correspondent Yara Bayoumy of others' experiences of abuse in Syrian prisons.

(Editing by Ralph Boulton)