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Syria's wounded getting poor care

2012-02-08 23:49

Paris - Doctors Without Borders has quoted Syrians as saying that many civilians who have been wounded in their country's violence are unable to get adequate medical treatment - in part because security forces have taken over many public hospitals.

The aid group released a video in Paris on Wednesday showing interviews with 10 wounded Syrians and 5 Syrian doctors who have fled the nation.

The unidentified witnesses said many wounded are afraid to go to such hospitals for treatment, knowing that Syrian authorities could arrest them and subject them to interrogation or even torture. Instead, some get whatever treatment they can in private clinics or makeshift hospitals in homes.

Doctors Without Borders, which is not authorised to work in Syria, said it could not independently confirm the Syrians' accounts.

Comments
  • Willem - 2012-02-09 07:54

    "..unidentified witnesses.." and Doctors Without Borders could not independently confirm the accounts.. In other words; unsubstantiated emotionally charged propaganda. And 'subtly' we are being prepared to accept another mid eastern country being 'liberated' by US-NATO bombers. To 'protect civilians', like the Iraqi's, a million civilian deaths later..

      Fidel - 2012-02-09 08:15

      The MSM always find confirmation for the images they fabricate in the images they have already fabricated. Exaggerated labeling takes the place of evidence:“genocide,” “mass atrocities,” “systematic rapes,” etc. Through this process, evidence is not only absent, it becomes irrelevant. The first casualty of war is truth, cliché or not.

  • nowicki1 - 2012-02-10 17:37

    Yeah Willem its rather sad. Never any evidence, only "reportedly" or "activists say" or some shady looking Syrians with blurred out faces describing how Assad's forces murdered and raped their three year old daughter. While on the other hand, Evidence shows how Turkey and the west are actively arming rebels and importing them into Syria. Even mainstream reports show how bombs are targeting government facilities and security forces. This is reported, but then spin does a good job of reminding people afterwards of how many people Assad's forces have killed bla blah blah blaaahhh. I have noticed that people tend to think the West is immune to deceit and lies, while they are sure RT and PressTV is all propaganda, they never take a step back and think, maybe, just maybe, the same game is being played on the opposite front.

  • Fred - 2012-02-10 18:16

    Detached, delusional people unite, while the killing fields continue. You're heartless and mindless on what is really going on. How sad, for you and your loved ones.

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