Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Bloodshed in Bab Qebli: portrait from Syria’s violent crackdown on Hama

Amnesty International
2 August 2011

".....Before Khaled was buried, his body was brought home so his family could say goodbye.

Though his body had been crushed, his face was untouched, belying the violent death he had suffered.

“He was innocent,” the eyewitness said.

“He did nothing wrong and harmed nobody. He was very polite and sweet.”

On Sunday afternoon, Khaled was buried along with two other men in the garden of al-Serjawi mosque. Because the clashes continued, the mourners could not get to the cemetery outside the city to bury their loved ones, and the graves had to be dug in a hurry to avoid intense shooting.

Yesterday, 10 more people were reportedly killed, including a 17-year-old woman who was buried in the same plot, after being shot in her home. Locals said she was a newly-wed and had a child.

The military continued their attack on Hama unabated. "

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