02.09.2011 03.Elul, 5771
Arbitrary arrests, torture are growing in the Middle East as despots more often than not ignore promises to end the worst abuses.
Arbitrary arrests, torture and other human rights violations are growing in the Arab Spring Middle East as despots more often than not ignore promises to end the worst abuses while new governments resort to their predecessors’ methods to restore order, human rights experts say.
The latest indication of ballooning violations came in a report released by Amnesty International on Tuesday, which asserted that at least 88 people died in custody in Syria in the four-and-a-half months to August 15. Even as President Bashar Assad ended the emergency law in April that had effectively made such abuses legal, the number of deaths was “many times higher than the yearly average,” the London-based organization said….