CRIMES OF BASHAR AL ASSAD: An example of what takes place as peaceful protesters are arrested and transported by bus to the prisons to be tortured. The soldiers on the bus beat the blindfolded protesters and force them to chant “With our Souls, With our Blood we will sacrifice for you Bashar” (بالروح، بالدم نفديك يا بشار) and “God, Syria, Bashar and only” (الله، سورية، بشار وبس !) This is a popular chant within the security forces and one that the protesters have changed to “God, Syria, Freedom and only” (الله، سورية، حرية وبس !).
Again, this video only illustrates the very beginning of these innocent protesters ordeal as they disappear into the annals of the Syrian State Security apparatus. Some are beaten, made to sign papers where they admit being an enemy of the state and promise to never protest again and then released … Some are mercilessly tortured for weeks and months (finger nails pulled, electric shocks to all parts of the body, shattering knee-caps, hung on meat hooks and beaten…etc) then released … while many meet an agonizing death within the prisons with some bodies released back to the families (who must sign a release stating that the state is not responsible for the death) and finally there are those that are “disappeared”…never heard from again.
The arrested can be as young as 13 and as old as 80. Bashar Al Assad does not care about their age, medical condition, background, circumstance … his goal is to crush the will of the people.
However, he will fail.