Syrian women in Assadʹs prisons No end to Bashar’s crimes against humanity


Syrian women in Assadʹs prisons

Thousands of Syrian women are believed to be incarcerated in the Assad regime’s prisons. Little is known about their fate, but those who manage to escape tell tales of horror. Julia Hahn reports from Gaziantep.

Muna Muhammad recalls every last detail. The stench in the cells, the pain, her torturers. “He pulled a black plastic bag over my head and then he hung me from the ceiling, head down,” the 30-year-old says. The memory still haunts her. The guard said he was going to leave her hanging from the ceiling until all her “evil thoughts land in this bag,” she remembers.

Muna was a music teacher before she was arrested in 2012 for participating in protests against President Bashar Assad in Deir al-Zour. She was released, then re-arrested and taken to the infamous Military Intelligence Branch 215 facility in Damascus – inmates call it “branch of hell” because torture is a daily occurrence.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.
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