Assad Has Killed 13,000 in Mass Hangings Since Syrian Uprising Began, Amnesty Says

Report says 20-50 people were executed each week at Saydnaya Prison in killings authorized by senior Syrian officials, including deputies of President Bashar Assad.

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A handout satellite image released on February 7, 2017 by Amnesty International shows the military-run Saydnaya prison, one of Syria's largest detention centers located 30 kilometers (18 miles) north of Damascus.
A handout satellite image released on February 7, 2017 by Amnesty International shows the military-run Saydnaya prison, one of Syria's largest detention centers Credit: HANDOUT/AFP

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