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From Russia with Hate

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Zeff
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From Russia with Hate

#1 Postby Zeff » January 2nd, 2017, 9:16 am

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http://www.economist.com/news/middle-east-and-africa/21712142-dissidents-are-being-exterminated-syrian-jails-assads-torture-dungeons
It was clear that Hamza Ali al-Khateeb had been tortured before he died. Returned to his family a month after he was arrested at a peaceful protest in April 2011, the 13-year-old boy’s dead body was covered with cigarette burns and lacerations. His jaw and both kneecaps had been smashed and his penis had been cut off....
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So many reports of torture and "torture for fun" but China's and Russia's leaders seem unconcerned. What a despicable regime and some of the people who Assad's fighting like Al-Sham and Daesh supporters (for example) may not be a vast improvement. Humanism hasn't exactly taken off in NI where religiously denominated schools seem to both reinforce the politics as well as result from them. It is very difficult for well-intentioned people to cooperate and get the upper hand over the murderous and sectarian tribes.

So many brutalised and frightened people in the world.

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Alan H
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Re: From Russia with Hate

#2 Postby Alan H » January 2nd, 2017, 9:41 am

It's difficult to know what to say. We have all become inured to news reports like this. We all sigh, "Another one?" and move on to the next news item because we all have things closer to home to worry about and acts such as these seem to be bolstered by the more petty acts of xenophobia, racism, hatred an bigotry that seem to be all around us these days, spurred on by increasingly shrill voices both home and abroad in an ever-downwards spiral.
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