May 30th, 2011
11:45 PM ET

KTH: Syria allegedly tortures boy

Editor's note: CNN's John King reports on allegations that the Assad regime allegedly tortured a 13-year-old boy.

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  1. Christopher

    It seems the Arab rulers in general do not care for the human rights. As long as they have their armed forces in their control,the people who are protesting are going to get killed and arrested every time they take to streets. Qadafi,Assad Saleh and Bahraini Amir have blood on their hands of innocent people. They are some of the greatest butchers of our times. There seems to be no way of peaceful change in the near future.

    June 1, 2011 at 12:13 am |
  2. Suhair

    This is a typical act of Al Asad regime. I hope this will mark the end of Asad era. Mr. Shami, its not brave to hide your head under the sand. You and all Syrian know wel what kind of government is Al Asad. This 13 year old showed how brave he was, and how all Syrians should be. Its time to stand up and say enough is enough

    May 31, 2011 at 10:36 pm |
  3. RANA

    Thank you for overing this horrific story. as always CNN is the number one news channel that people around the world can turn to for fair and objective coverage. Please continue to inform the world and expose all criminal regimes in syria, libya and yemen.
    Thank you again

    May 31, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  4. shami

    The Syrian government is far better than doing such atrocity. As a Syrian, I trust Bashar Alassad.
    The few radicals whom perpetuating an unpopular militant uprising in Syria may have made up this story to incite anger against the government.

    May 31, 2011 at 3:54 pm |
    • Bruni

      Shami, I understand that you want to trust your government and it's leaders (dictator). But, always remember, they are politicians and as most people now know you must not always trust and believe what they do or say! How do you explain the body of this poor, defenseless child being returned to his family w/obvious signs of torture?? Open your eyes!!!

      May 31, 2011 at 11:40 pm |
  5. Stephanie

    Thank you Mr. Cooper for address this issue is Syria. What kind of government tortures and brutally kills its own kids. What kind of a human being does what was done to Hamzeh? The Syrian people are afraid no more and the Syrian government will pay for all the killings. Hamzeh's blood will not go in vain!

    May 31, 2011 at 10:08 am |