"Human rights groups working in Syria
say at least 28,000 people have disappeared after being abducted by soldiers or
They say they
have the names of 18,000 people missing since anti-government protests began
18 months ago and know of another 10,000 cases.
Online activist group Avaaz says "nobody is safe" from a deliberate
government campaign of terror.
It intends to give the UN Human Rights Council a dossier for
The Syrian government has so far not commented on the claims but has in the
past strenuously denied reports of human rights abuses.
Avaaz said it had gathered testimony from Syrians who say husbands, sons and
daughters were forcibly abducted by pro-government forces....."