Syria: UK authorities should act on 'jihadi torture' videos
Responding to recent reports of the existence of social media posts of “jihadi torture” videos implicating opposition fighters from the UK in human rights abuses in Syria, Amnesty International UK’s Head of Policy and Government Affairs Allan Hogarth said:
“The facts obviously need to be fully established, but on the face of it these posts are extremely disturbing.
“We’ve already documented numerous instances of armed group fighters - including ones affiliated to ISIS - torturing their detainees.
“Torture methods have included vicious floggings and the administering of electric shocks, and numerous detainees have been killed, some after so-called ‘trials’.
“The authorities in the UK should be compiling this information with a view to making arrests of fighters from the UK where there is strong evidence of them having committed these acts.”
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