Amnesty International: Syria uses hospitals for torture
Patients in government-run hospitals in Syria are being tortured in an attempt to suppress dissent, an Amnesty International report alleges.
The 39-page report claims patients in at least four state hospitals have been subjected to torture and other ill-treatment, including by medical staff.
Many injured civilians consider it safer not going to hospital, it says.
Syrian authorities have denied torturing opponents of the government.
As journalism is heavily restricted in Syria, it is currently difficult to verify such reports.