June 11th, 2011
12:33 AM ET

Video: 'It's a message,' Syrian says of alleged torture

Editor's note: Syrian human rights activist Razan Zaitouneh explains the Assad regime's alleged practice of torturing teenage boys.

Related: At least 15 killed in Syrian protests

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  1. alex

    i just want to say to AC, thank you very much for showing this to the world

    June 11, 2011 at 12:49 pm |
  2. Gerry Madigan

    How tyrannical, arrogant, and dictatorial – "it's a message"! The world needs to send him back a message that this barbaric treatment of his own people is unacceptable to every decent human being on the planet – what a living example of the epitome of bullying! Those of us who live in democratic societies in the free world have an obligation to speak up on behalf of those who are being tortured and killed. Assad needs to be treated as the person he really is, not the smooth talking and polished ruler he pretends to be – he is a murderer, a dictator, a tyrant, a bully, and a despicable human being.

    June 11, 2011 at 12:23 pm |
  3. Marwan

    Razan Zaitouneh is an extraordinary women indeed. So far, from the beginning of the Arab spring, the Syrian revolution has been the bravest. Protesters know that they are against THE MOST brutal regime of the Arab dictatorship, and as evident the syrian regime lived up to the expectation, and yet they continue day after day and Friday after Friday to show extraordinary courage that no body expected that they would still have after 40 years of systematic intimidation.

    Long Live The Syrian People.

    June 11, 2011 at 2:40 am |