16 Druze detainees tortured to death by War Criminal Assad: document
At least 16 detainees from Sweida province and Jaramana city have been tortured to death with other 28 still arrested in Bashar Al Assad’s prisons, a new document by human rights activists said. – The main stronghold of Druze sect has witnessed several pro-democracy protests since the Syrian uprising erupted in March 2011. While the movement remains marginal, it is charged with symbolism, activists said. Sweida is the birthplace of the historical Syrian figure, Sultan Pacha al-Atrash, who led the Syrian Revolution from 1925–1927.