Horrific Abuse in Secret Al Qaeda Prisons

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Amnesty International warns of torture, murder in Al Qaeda-affiliated prisons. Children among the victims.

Syrians are being tortured and killed in secret prisons run by an Al Qaeda affiliated group, Amnesty International has warned in its latest report.

The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), which has seizedcontrol of territory in northern Syria, has reportedly committed horrific abuses in its prisons in the region.

Sources told Amnesty that some of those imprisoned by ISIS are as young as eight years old. Witnesses reported seeing teenagers being tortured, including a 14-year-old boy who was given 90 lashes during an interrogation.

Prisoners have also reportedly been tortured with electric shocks.

Those who are given a trial face a Sharia court (court of Islamic law) overseen by a judge who regularly shows up to court wearing a bomb belt, according to the report. Trials often last just minutes; some of the “sham” trials…

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