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    Syria's Saydnaya prison crematorium hid killings, says US




    Saydnaya prisonImage copyrightAMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

    Saydnaya prison has been described as a human slaughterhouse


    The Syrian government has constructed a crematorium at a military prison to dispose of the remains of thousands of murdered prisoners, the US has alleged.
    The State Department has released satellite images of the facility which it said was used to hide evidence.

    Rights groups say thousands of inmates have been tortured and hanged at the military prison outside of Damascus.

    Syria has not responded to the latest claims but it has in the past strongly denied any abuse at the jail.

    In February, Amnesty International said that mass hangings had taken place every week at the jail between 2011 and 2015.
    The government at that time dismissed Amnesty's claims as "baseless" and "devoid of truth", pointing out that all executions in Syria followed due process.

    More allegations of abuse at Saydnaya resurfaced on Monday.
    "Credible sources have believed that many of the bodies have been disposed in mass graves," Acting Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs Stuart Jones told reporters.

    "We now believe that the Syrian regime has installed a crematorium in the Saydnaya prison complex which could dispose of detainees' remains with little evidence," he said.
    Evidence of the crematorium hiding or disguising mass murders at the prison will be presented to the international community, Mr Jones said.
    He said that newly de-classified documentation "underscore the depths to which the Syrian regime has gone, with the continuing support of its allies, Russia and Iran".

    Amnesty International said in February that Saydnaya prison may hold between 10,000 and 20,000 people
    "The facts we're presenting today are based on reporting from international and local non-governmental organisations, press reporting and also intelligence community assessments."

    Mr Jones said the Syrian government had modified a building within the Saydnaya complex "to support" the suspected crematorium.
    "Although the regime's many atrocities are well documented, we believe that the building of a crematorium is an effort to cover up the extent of mass murders taking place in Saydnaya prison," he said.

    Executed 'in total secrecy'
    According to Amnesty's report in February, which was based on the testimony of witnesses, it was estimated that between 5,000 and 13,000 people were executed at Saydnaya over five years. Scores more suffered systematic torture, it said.

    Every week and often twice a week, groups of between 20 and 50 people, mostly opposition supporters, were executed in total secrecy at the Saydnaya facility near Damascus, the rights organisation said.

    The report said that executions had been authorised at the highest levels of government and that tens of thousands of people have been imprisoned during Syria's six-year-old civil war.
    Amnesty said such practices amounted to war crimes and crimes against humanity.
    Syria's Saydnaya prison crematorium hid killings, says US - BBC News
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    I was watching FBI documentary on a murder in the USA and the friend offered to pay for the funeral of the deceased if his body was cremated. To hide the evidence of two bullets in the victims skull.
    Luckily the family buried him in a normal grave, so when they exumned the corpse they discovered the bullets after a tip off from the black hit man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ENT
    "We now believe that the Syrian regime has installed a crematorium in the Saydnaya prison complex which could dispose of detainees' remains with little evidence,
    Wondering how the "rebels" dispose of bodies of the thousands Syrians killed in their righteous war?

    If they ever dispose them of, anyway.

    Just curious...
    (and curious if BBC News and AI will ever report about that)...

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    no shame from Americans, when they themselves torture civilians

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    Syria has been out of the news for a time so something is needed to keep the hate of Assad and the justification for attacking him and his country going.

    Seems the Russia - Turkey peace initiative is working and we cant have that.

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    New lies on top of old...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    no shame from Americans, when they themselves torture civilians
    The fucking Americans are the worst...Hiroshima, Nagasaki ring any bells???

    And the american atrocities continue...

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    Quote Originally Posted by birding View Post
    Syria has been out of the news for a time so something is needed to keep the hate of Assad and the justification for attacking him and his country going.

    Seems the Russia - Turkey peace initiative is working and we cant have that.
    Israeli minister: ‘The time has come’ to kill Bashar Assad
    An Israeli minister called for the assassination of Syrian President Bashar Assad on Tuesday, saying he “does not have a place in this world.”

    Israeli minister: 'The time has come' to kill Bashar Assad | The Times of Israel

    (Why to spend money for wars, planes, bombing, refugee camps, UN, intl. courts, elections, etc., just send a Squad and assassinate some...)

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