The Syrian Ministry of Justice on Wednesday rejected an Amnesty International report of mass hangings of 13,000 prisoners near the capital Damascus, saying the allegations were “totally untrue”.
“The justice ministry denies and condemns in the strongest terms what was reported because it is not based on correct evidence but on personal emotions that aim to achieve well-known political goals,” it said.
The Amnesty report, released on Tuesday, was based on a year of research that included interviews with 31 former detainees at the Saydnaya prison, and more than 50 former guards, judges and experts.
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