Medics under Threat in Syria

The Syrian regime made an example of three volunteer medics by torturing and killing them, but its attempt to intimidate has only emboldened the ranks of Aleppo’s opposition, reports the Christian Science Monitor.

The report says that three Aleppo University students, who had been helping treat demonstrators shot by Syrian security forces, were arrested at a checkpoint in mid-June. Their mutilated and charred bodies were found in a burned out car a week later.

Amnesty International detailed the evidence of torture and described the killings of the medical workers in a June report, as “yet more evidence that Syrian government forces are prepared to commit unspeakable crimes to silence dissent.”