10:36 29/07/2021 ,World

U.S. imposes sanctions on Syrian prisons, officials

The United States on Wednesday said it imposed sanctions on eight prisons run by Syria's intelligence apparatus, some of which featured in graphic images by a former Syrian military photographer codenamed "Caesar" that show brutal torture. The Treasury Department also slapped sanctions on five Syrian officials who directed the prisons, Syrian armed rebel group Ahrar al-Sharqiya and two of its leaders to try to hold to account those responsible for human rights violations in the country's decade-long civil war.

Source: reuters.com

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