Monday, 30 May 2011

Hamza al-Khateeb aged 13 years old tortured and killed in Syria

This is the story of a 13-year-old healthy boy named Hamza AlKhateeb. Hamza’s cousin was killed on the hands on the Syrian regime a few days before he had decided to go out in a peaceful demonstration with other people in his area. He was arrested on April 29, 2011 by the Syrian regime forces. A month had passedby with his family not knowing where he is, or if or when will he be released. On May 27, 2011, he was released to his family as a dead body. Upon examining his body, the signs of torture are very clear.
His skin was peeling off his hands and feet, and his neck was broken. There were a few bullets in his body that were used as a way of torture rather than to kill him with. Clear signs of severe physical abuse appeared on the body such as marks done with hands, sticks, and shoes. Hamza’s penis was also cut off. That is sadder than this story is the fact that it is not the only one. In fact, it is one of many. There are many men, women, elderly, and children that have been arrested and not back. The death toll has surpassed 1200 people since the beginning of this revolution. Group graves have been discovered in the city of Daraa and the Syrian regime is still trying to cover the facts and deny the evil acts that were committed towards the Syrian people.
We, the Syrian people, request the United Nations to take a firm stand against the Syrian Government. We also request the United Nations and Human Rights Organizations to do a full investigation of cases such as Hamza’s and many others. We, the people of Syria, deserve the right to live a free dignified life, and we are calling upon every free soul to help us achieve that.
1 minute mourning for the child Hamza Al Khateeb
peace4syria mariya: #Hamza will always be a bright star in a Syrian sky full of stars…

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