June 10th, 2011
09:00 AM ET

Another slain Syrian teen allegedly tortured

(CNN) - A second Syrian teenager has been returned to his parents - lifeless, battered and, according to activists, a victim of torture.

A video released Thursday by activists includes a woman wailing as a body is unwrapped at the hospital in Daraa.

"My son, it's my son," the voice cries out. "This scar here, I swear its my son, I stitched this cut on him when he was little."

The boy was identified as Tamer Mohammed al Sharey, 15, who disappeared after an April 29 demonstration.

He was from the same village as Hamza Ali al-Khateeb, 13. Hamza's killing has enraged, mobilized and emboldened the country's opposition movement. Tamer was at the same demonstration Hamza attended, according to activists.

Tamer's body was one of 14, including those of other children, that arrived at the hospital.

In the video, voices curse Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. As several men clean Tamer's thin frame, a bullet wound beneath the knee is clearly visible.

As the camera moves to his head, a voice says, "look at the signs of torture."

The teen's face appears dark and discolored. An activist from Daraa told of marks on the boy's body. He said he believes Tamer was tortured, possibly electrocuted.

Children led Tamer's funeral procession carrying banners reading, "Tamer the martyred ... detained alive ... martyred after torture."

CNN cannot independently verify what happened to Hamza or Tamer, or verify the authenticity of videos allegedly showing their remains.


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