By Joep Bertrams.
Note: On February 7, 2017, Amnesty International published a report titled “Human Slaughterhouse” that exposes the regime’s extrajudicial executions that happened inside the Sednaya Prison. Between 2011 and 2015, the Syrian authorities used to take groups of 50 people out of their cells to be hanged, this operation used to happen on a weekly basis, and even sometimes twice a week.
Amesty International’s report estimated that 13000 people were secretly executed in Sednaya over five years, most of whom were civilians. The report also showed that the government intentionally creates inhumane conditions for the detainees, by torturing them and depriving them from food, water, medicine and medical care, according to Amnesty International.