A security agent told one detainee that his "life will end in this place," according to the report.
Eyad A.'s lawyers had asked for an acquittal, saying he had carried out the arrests in and around Damascus under duress by his superiors.
Trump kept the prison open during his four years in the White House. Now, 40 prisoners remain, most held for nearly two decades without being charged or tried.
Except for Israel (as a result of the court’s decision), no civilized country permits torture only to extract a confession and where the accused poses no danger.
Samer Arbid almost died from his interrogation.
Belarus has been rocked by months of anti-government protests after veteran leader Alexander Lukashenko claimed victory in an Aug. 9 presidential election.
Brodesser-Akner, The New York Times journalist and author of the best-selling novel “Fleishman Is In Trouble,” said the subject matter “is extremely close to my heart.”
Alexander Forman and his family traveled to Belarus to seek for any information they could find on relatives who they knew were murdered in Minsk during the Holocaust.
A former intelligence officer who applied for asylum in Germany six years ago after leaving Syria, is charged with 58 murders in a Damascus prison, where at least 4,000 activists were tortured.
State Attorney Shai Nitzan was asked about under staffing and insufficient funds provided to the Justice Ministry’s special unit, for probing complaints of alleged torture of detainees.