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March 6, 2012 3:52 pm

Video of Torture in Syria Obtained by United Nations

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Aftermath of bomb explosion in Syria. Photo: tempoGold1.

VOA – The United Nations Human Rights Office says video shown on British television Monday night of people being tortured in Syrian hospitals is in line with evidence gathered by U.N. fact-finding missions. The agency says systematic torture has been going on in Syria for the past four decades.

Two United Nations investigations have documented human rights violations in Syria, including torture. Reports say the violations have been going on since 1963 and were generally carried out under the cloak of emergency legislation.

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