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    Torture of the child martyr: 'Rebel', 13, shot, kneecapped and had genitals removed

    Torture of the child martyr: 'Rebel', 13, shot, kneecapped and had genitals removed before being killed by Syria's sadistic regime.


    Devotedly washed and sprinkled with rose petals, Hamza Ali al-Khateeb lies prepared for burial.
    But the rituals of death cannot wipe away the horrific injuries that have mutilated his body almost beyond recognition.
    Nor do they blot out that Hamza - riddled with bullets, kneecapped and with neck broken and penis hacked off - has the rounded cheeks and gentle face of a child.

    The child martyr: Hamza Ali al-Khateeb, 13, was tortured to death by Syrian security forces

    At 13, he is one of the youngest known victims of Syria's ruthless crackdown on protesters who have tried to overthrow the government of President Bashar al-Assad.
    The teenager's family were told not to speak of his terrible fate. But in a pitiful act of defiance, they posted the footage of his corpse online.
    The action led to his father being arrested last week. His whereabouts are unknown.
    Posted on YouTube, the video is accompanied by a chilling commentary which details the worst of Hamza's dreadful wounds.



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    An unseen attendant tenderly shifts the scarred limbs and head so that the viewer can see each injury, including two bullets which were fired through each arm and then entered his chest.

    'Look at the evidence of his torture,' the narrator urges. 'Take a look at the bruises on his face and his neck that was broken. Take a look at the bruises on his right legs
    'In addition there is worse. They did not satisfy themselves with all the torturing so they cut off his genitals.'
    At this point, the video is censored as the wounds are too horrific to show.


    Brutal: In this still from the film made by his family, bullet wounds, burns and bruising can be seen on Hamza's body

    Hero of the revolution: Hamza's death has prompted a renewed surge of support for the rebellion

    Hamza was picked up by security forces at a protest in Jiza, a village in the rebel province of Dar'a in Syria on April 29.
    For an agonising month, his desperate family waited for him to go home, terrified of what had become of him.
    And when his broken body was finally returned, the injuries which disfigured almost every part of his flesh told the horrific story that he could not.
    Amid the mass of cigarette burns, the bullet wounds and bruises, it is impossible to know what finally killed him.
    But it is perhaps unsuprising that Hamza, with his childish features and innocent smile, has become the most potent symbol of Syria's uprising.
    Thousands of protesters took to the country's bloodied streets this weekend chanting his name.
    Children demonstrated in Damascas while people clambered on the roofs in Aleppo to mark the 'Day of Hamza'.

    In the city of Hama, 116 miles from the capital, a huge crowd occupied the central square clutching copes of his photographs in their hands.


    The protests go on: Hundreds take to the streets in a day of rage in Talbiseh, in the central province of Homs


    Storm force: This image shows protesters hurling stones at dozens of soldiers in Banias, on the Mediterranean coast

    The video footage of his mutilated body posted online - and broadcast on Al Jazeera - has further fuelled the anger of Syria's protesters.
    Facebook group 'We are all Hamza Ali al-Khateeb, the Child Martyr' has attracted 58,000 people while the English version has 3,000 members.
    Radwan Ziadeh, an exiled human rights activist told the Washington Post the boy had already become a symbol of the Syrian revolution.
    '(His death) is the sign of the sadism of the Assad regime and its security forces,' he said.
    'Torture is usual in Syria. Itís not something new or strange. What is special about Hamza is that he was only 13 years old. He really is a child.'
    The Syrian uprisnig against President Bashar al-Assad is now entering its seventh week.
    Foreign journalists are banned from entering the country and the rebellion has been conducted amid a media blackout.
    But stories of the brutality of Assad's troops have still trickled out indicating that protests have been ruthlessly suppressed.

    Hamza the child martyr tortured to death by Syrian soldiers | Mail Online

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    Sick Bastards.

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    Well done on the father who sent him out to his death as well.

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    .....and finally justice....

    for the righteous have declared the problem is without...


    Weymouth New Testament

    There is nothing hidden, which shall not be openly seen; nor anything secret, which shall not be known and come into the light of day.


    all glory to God....there is no God....but God....

    finally an instrument of change.....and to what....it's all a farce...

    mind fuck.....perhaps there is a God.....fifty, fifty chance....

    arr!!!....fuck it....I'll take the dark....
    i am just the nowhere man...
    living in the nowhere land...
    forever...

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    Seems a tad harsh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmart View Post
    Seems a tad harsh.
    Unfortunately you can't take this report at face value. I know from experience that they will do anything to make a martyr, sending their kids out in war zones is not unknown, and mutilating bodies to make the injuries look worse is also not rare.

    None of this excuses the hideous behaviour of the Alawites, but there are almost certainly two sides to the story.

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    No two sides to this story, Syria has been and is one of the most brutal and aggressive dictatorships in the world, torture disappearances and murder of women children and men is part of that horrific regimes toolbox as is Military intervention in Neighboring Country's.

    One reason why I for the life of me don't get the bleeding hearts crying about the Golan heights, it would be like giving back the crowbar to a burglar.

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    ^You sure you're not talking about America there Larv??

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    Quote Originally Posted by larvidchr View Post
    No two sides to this story, Syria has been and is one of the most brutal and aggressive dictatorships in the world, torture disappearances and murder of women children and men is part of that horrific regimes toolbox as is Military intervention in Neighboring Country's.

    One reason why I for the life of me don't get the bleeding hearts crying about the Golan heights, it would be like giving back the crowbar to a burglar.
    Sorry Larvid, there probably *are* two sides to *this* story, but I made it clear it is not an excuse.

    I have more reason to want the Syrian government to fall than you have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmart View Post
    Seems a tad harsh.

    I live near Manchester, stuff like that's always going on in Moss Side and Longsight ..

    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Sorry Larvid, there probably *are* two sides to *this* story, but I made it clear it is not an excuse.

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    There may even be three sides, (or no sides)

    Why is the footage censored and abbreviated though? The money shot is the most significant and potentially resonant one.

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    That's the price of breaking a window pane in Syria.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiLeakHunt View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kmart View Post
    Seems a tad harsh.

    I live near Manchester, stuff like that's always going on in Moss Side and Longsight ..

    cheers
    Any where near west houghton?
    Have ex family there. What a great part of UK. Nice people there, unlike the rest.





    whjat

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    Quote Originally Posted by larvidchr
    No two sides to this story, Syria has been and is one of the most brutal and aggressive dictatorships in the world, torture disappearances and murder of women children and men is part of that horrific regimes toolbox as is Military intervention in Neighboring Country's.
    America is spelt AMERICA, not Syria.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brettandlek View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SiLeakHunt View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kmart View Post
    Seems a tad harsh.

    I live near Manchester, stuff like that's always going on in Moss Side and Longsight ..

    cheers
    Any where near west houghton?
    Have ex family there. What a great part of UK. Nice people there, unlike the rest
    Westhoughton's less than twenty minutes away in a stolen XR2

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiLeakHunt View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kmart View Post
    Seems a tad harsh.

    I live near Manchester, stuff like that's always going on in Moss Side and Longsight ..

    cheers
    Friendly people.
    We stayed with some relos of the ex years back and the pubs were great, well actually any pub is great, but the people up London had their head in their ass.

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    It's not too bad that part of town, lacks excitment and sunshine though..

    Cheers

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    Obama is next for the hague, supporting all these despot tyrants.

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