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8 Feb 2017
12:03 pm

Syria says Amnesty report on mass hangings ‘completely false’


The Syrian government has responded to a report tabled by Amnesty International.


Syria’s justice ministry on Wednesday dismissed as “completely false” an Amnesty International report alleging up to 13 000 people were hanged over five years in a Syrian government prison.

The justice ministry said the Amnesty report was “completely untrue and intended to harm Syria’s reputation in international forums”, the official SANA news agency reported.

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