Saturday, July 5, 2008
At least 25 political prisoners killed in ongoing Syrian jail riot
DEBKA - An anti-government human rights group reported that Syrian security forces have shot dead dozens of Islamist prisoners opposed to the Assad regime to quell a riot staged in the Saydanaya military jail north of Damascus Saturday, July 5. The London-based group quoted a prisoner contacted by mobile phone as reporting Saturday afternoon that the shooting was continuing and inmates had climbed up to the roof to escape the violence.
Posted by Persio at 12:42 PM