Human rights group reports riot in Syrian prison – “scores dead” ((flash from the past))
Damascus -Jul 5, 2008, 9:09 GMT Scores of inmates were killed when prison authorities put down a riot staged Saturday by Islamist political prisoners in Sidnaya military jail near Damascus, a Syrian human rights group quoted an inmate as saying.
The human rights group cited an inmate as saying scores of prisoners have been killed and others had fled to a roof of the jail.
Families of inmates were appealing to President Bashar al-Assad through the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights to intervene immediately, the group said.
This video is graphic and very violent.