Torture of the child martyr: 'Rebel', 13, shot, kneecapped and had genitals removed before being killed by Syria's sadistic regime
...Hamza was picked up by security forces at a protest in Jiza, a village in the rebel province of Dar'a in Syria on April 29. For an agonising month, his desperate family waited for him to go home, terrified of what had become of him.
And when his broken body was finally returned, the injuries which disfigured almost every part of his flesh told the horrific story that he could not. Amid the mass of cigarette burns, the bullet wounds and bruises, it is impossible to know what finally killed him.
But it is perhaps unsuprising that Hamza, with his childish features and innocent smile, has become the most potent symbol of Syria's uprising. Thousands of protesters took to the country's bloodied streets this weekend chanting his name. Children demonstrated in Damascas while people clambered on the roofs in Aleppo to mark the 'Day of Hamza'...
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