Thamer al-Sahri, 15, whose body was released by Syrian authorities six weeks after he had disappeared. His body shows evidence of torture.
(Credit: Al Jazeera)
The body of a 15-year-old Syrian boy, bearing signs of torture, was returned to his parents six weeks after the boy disappeared.
Video footage of the boy’s body obtained by Al Jazeera from a Syrian source shows what appear to be gruesome wounds: Riddled with bullet holes, the boy’s body is missing an eye and several teeth, his neck and leg broken. A large part of his lower face is now a large hole.
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Hundreds in the town of Jeeza mourned the death of Thamer al-Sahri Wednesday. The boy had vanished six weeks ago along with his friend, Hamza al-Khatib, a 13-year-old whose tortured remains were released by Syrian authorities in late May.
Hamza’s body was covered in burns and scorch marks – signs of being tortured by electric shocks and cigarettes. Hamza’s neck had been broken, his arms shot, and his genitals cut off.
The torture of a child became an international rallying cry against the regime of President Assad.