Espen Rasmussen

Saad Nayel, LEBANON

Mohamed Alkhaled reveals scars on his back that he claims were inflicted by the Syrian Army after they arrested him and his brother. Mohamed says: 'They put me in a tiny cell where I could not stretch out my legs. First they started beating me with their hands, then with a whip and after a couple of days with a cable. All the men in the prison were treated the same way. My brother was badly injured. He was unconscious and I had to eat the food for him and then put it into his mouth. But it was too late, he died.' After he got out of the prison he paid a driver GBP 750.00 to take him out of Syria. Approximately 30,000 people, 80% women and children, have fled from Syria to Lebanon since the conflict started. Protests against the ruling Baathist regime of Bashar al-Assad erupted in March 2011. Although they were initially peaceful, they were violently repressed by the Syrian army and police. In response to being ordered to shoot unarmed civilians, large numbers of men deserted the army and formed the Free Syrian Army. The protest movement has now turned into an armed uprising with clashes between the regular army and the Free Syrian Army. By mid 2012 the conflict was being described by some within the UN as a civil war.

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Espen Rasmussen
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Saad Nayel
Country
LEBANON
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42.33 x 28.22 cm (300 dpi)
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