Hamoud Al-Mousa, the founder of the ‘Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently’ campaign that exposes the Syrian regime and ISIS’ crimes in Raqqa, northeast of Syria, published a video of an armed Syrian faction that opposes the Assad regime violently beating and humiliating a Syrian man.
One of the armed men who appears in the video is wearing a shirt that bears the Turkish flag.
In the video, the armed men are taking turns beating up a Syrian man after he was accused of theft. The man however can be heard denying the allegations and swearing that he did not steal anything.
للأسف النسخة الأسدية انتقلت للفصائل المسلحة جميعها، فيديو لفصائل من الجيش الحر "المدعوم من تركيا" وهي تقوم بتعذيب مدني "بتهمة تشليح وقطع طرقات"، بغض النظر اذا كانت التهمة صحيحة او لا طريقة التعذيب وحشية مرفوضة، مليون طريقة ثانية لتخلي المعتقل يعترف. #الجيش_الحر #الفصائل_التركية pic.twitter.com/p9JkoGdjqs— Hamoud Al-Mousa (@hamoud_almousa) November 24, 2018
The man was beaten up the same way officers torture people in Assad’s prisons, by lifting one’s legs after tying them together and then severely beating the feet using a stick or a whip. The armed men were also kicking him and punching him.
Mousa also noted that other factions, like Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Al-Nusra), were also committing plenty of violations.
He also published a video, which shows one of the group members torturing and beating a Syrian man who is shackled using a metal chain and a rope.