Syrian Stadiums Used as Prisons
The directors of two human Rights organizations stated that the Syrian security forces are using soccer stadiums, and schools as makeshift prisons since Monday, after raiding homes and arresting hundreds of residents in at least two cities.
Rami Abdul-Rahman, director of the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights said that the Security forces are raiding homes and arresting residents in the Damascus suburb of Modemiyah, were gunfire was heard. Over 400 people have been arrested in the Mediterranean city of Banias since Saturday.
The state-run Syrian News said on Sunday that the security forces are pursuing groups of people responsible for the insurrection in both cities. The latest wave of arrests began when Syrian tanks and troops fell upon a village near Banias, four people were killed on that Saturday, and several others were injured. Witnesses said that the security forces opened fire and burned the homes of residents of Marquab.
For the past six weeks the demonstrations against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime have spread across the country. Security forces disperse the demonstrators using heavy fire.
Source: CNN World