Syria images are 'the tip of the iceberg'

The images of the "systematic torture and killing" of prisoners by Syria's Assad regime are "the tip of the iceberg" according to leading lawyer Sir Desmond de Silva QC.

Sir Desmond said that the pictures represented a small number of people in one area and that the abuse was likely more widespread.

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Syrian 'torture' images 'undermine peace talks'

The Syrian government has rejected a report which claims to show the systematic torture and killing of around 11,000 prisoners, calling it "politicised" and an attempt to undermine peace talks in Geneva.