Amnesty said: Syrian authorities have killed as many as 13,000 people at a prison known as “the slaughterhouse”

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Syrian authorities have killed as many as 13,000 people – possibly more – since the start of the 2011 uprising in mass hangings at a prison north of Damascus known to detainees as “the slaughterhouse,” Amnesty International said on Tuesday. In a new report covering the period from 2011 to 2015, Amnesty said 20-50 people were hanged each week at Saydnaya Prison in killings authorized by senior Syrian officials, including deputies of President Bashar Assad, and carried out by military police. The report referred to the killings as a “calculated campaign of extrajudicial execution.

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