UN has video of Syrian hospital torture, spokesman says

By REUTERS
March 6, 2012 15:59

 
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GENEVA - The United Nations has footage similar to a video aired by Britain's Channel 4 television station purporting to show Syrian patients being tortured in hospital, UN human rights spokesman Rupert Colville said on Tuesday.

"The High Commissioner was sent this footage by Channel 4 yesterday. In fact we have some similar footage," Colville, spokesman for UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, said.

"It may even be the same footage which was sent to the commission of inquiry on Syria," Colville told a news briefing. "The pictures are truly shocking."

The secretly shot video, which Channel 4 aired on Monday, showed what it said were Syrian patients being tortured by medical staff at a state-run hospital in Homs.

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