Assad’s system of state terror tortured my son to death – Fayez Sara

Article  •  Publié sur Souria Houria le 27 février 2014

For many, they are only numbers. Increasing numbers of dead, wounded, tortured, imprisoned, displaced. The figures speak of horrors. Horrors that we could never have imagined when we took to the streets in 2011 to call for freedom in Syria.

Last week, these horrors visited my family as we received a letter from the regime. My son was dead.

Wissam was an ordinary Damascene young man aged 27. He was arrested at a regime checkpoint on his way to see friends.  He had no political involvements, no military connections.  But his story is one so familiar to Syrians. He was tortured to death inside a regime jail.