inothernews:

From the New York Daily News:

 Shocking new video surfaced Tuesday which suggests Syria’s desperate dictator has turned military hospitals into torture chambers — and turned the doctors into torturers.
 The ghastly images obtained by a British TV station were secretly filmed by a hospital worker in the embattled city of Homs who said the abuse visited on the rebels and others who wind up there are medieval in their cruelty.
 “I have seen detainees being tortured by electrocution, whipping, beating with batons, and by breaking their legs,” the unidentified worker told “Mani,” a French photojournalist who smuggled the footage out of Syria.
 “They twist the feet until the leg breaks,” he said. “They perform operations without anaesthetics. I saw them slamming detainees’ heads against walls.”
 And that’s just a warm up for other tortures too cruel to be described on the genitals of wounded patients, who appeared to be shackled to their beds in the stark footage.
 Ever since the Syrians rose up against Assad and his gangster regime nearly a year ago, there have been rumors the hated Mukhabarat secret police was torturing civilians in military hospitals.


Sadly, this is not surprising or new.