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Amnesty accuses Damascus of mass hangings in infamous jail

February 7, 2017 5:53 AM
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Amnesty International accused Syria's government on Tuesday of hanging up to 13,000 people at a notorious prison over five years in a "policy of extermination," two weeks before planned peace talks.

Titled "Human Slaughterhouse: Mass hanging and extermination at Saydnaya prison," Amnesty's damning report is based on interviews with 84 witnesses, including guards, detainees, and judges.

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