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Syria / Unrest and Torture / Zaitouneh Interview #995288

CNN Evening News for Friday, Jun 10, 2011
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) YouTube videos of Syrian soldiers beating helpless prisoners and shooting protesters in massacre fashion, from refugee camps, a teen's body returned to his family after being tortured, of a family member of the late Hamza praising {thru translator} Syrian President Bashir al-Assad and a funeral march shown; details given from an Amnesty International report on a massacre and from a White House statement against the brutality in Syria.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier interview held with Syrian human rights activist Razan Zaitouneh† about torture in Syria; inset video of the beatings shown. [ZAITOUNEH - says the boy "was disappeared" until his tortured body was delivered to the family; notes every day new bodies are delivered to families by the government: it is a message of revenge; indicates the soldiers sell the beating videos for money; notes dozens of soldiers are refusing to participate and are now getting killed because of that; comments on rumors about her husband.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Turkey: Ivan Watson) Reports of security forces firing on protesters, how the injured cannot go to the hospital, how bodies of the dead are taken away to prevent more protests and the refugee camps in Turkey discussed; inset video of shooting shown.

Cooper, Anderson;
Watson, Ivan

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