January 10th, 2013
09:21 PM ET

'Factory for madness and death' in Syria

Zaidoun, a Syrian activist who has spoken on AC360 about the atrocities in Syria, tells Anderson Cooper what he witnessed inside a notorious prison where his brother is still held captive.

Zaidoun says he wasn't tortured, but did become seriously ill with no medical treatment to help him, and lost 35-40 pounds. He was in a small room that had little oxygen with about 90 others, and heard "horror stories" about how detainees were treated. The description he gives offers a glimpse into the psychological suffering of civilians imprisoned "for no reason." Zaidoun refers to it as "the torture of souls."

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  1. Fatina

    Thank you Anderson for keeping the Syrian tragedy in mind. Thank you for your help in reminding the people about the genocide, torture, rape and killing of the innocent civilians in Syria, only because they demanded freedom and dignity.

    January 18, 2013 at 9:13 pm |

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