2013-05-17 21:14:02

New evidence, testimony from Syrian city shows arbitrary detention, torture under government control

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with Russian President Vladimir Putin today and said an international conference seeking a peaceful end to the war in Syria should take place soon, though he didn’t confirm a date. Two years of violence has killed at least 80,000.   More than one and a half million people have fled to other countries, according to the UN, and an additional four million are internally displaced. There are also concerns about the use of torture in the conflict.

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