Syria: Medieval Torture

Syria tortured and executed 11,000 according to photos brought out by a Syrian defector, and examined by three international prosecutors.

Photos also at The Daily Mail

Of course, one of those tortured in Syrian jails was Maher Arar, a Canadian, sent by the United States to Syria in 2002 where he was tortured and held for over a year.  As he points out, these revelations are important but what they reveal has been known for some time, and raised scant protest.

Milos Forman’s 2006 film, Goya’s Ghosts, shows the use of torture implements in the later stages of the Spanish Inquisition — in 1793 already well beyond medieval times– all still in use it seems in 2013 Syria.

 

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