A journalist for Al Jazeera has spoken of her harrowing ordeal while being held for nearly three weeks in a Syrian jail.
Despite foreign journalists being banned from entering the country Dorothy Parvaz tried, but was quickly arrested.
“At a certain point you want to cover your ears, you don’t want to hear it any more, because it becomes that much,” said Dorothy Pavaz. “I mean it seemed endless, mid morning to late into night, at random times you would hear just beatings and screams and cries. You want to cover your ears – but someone should hear these people, someone should understand what they’re going through. And if we all cover our ears… It seemed to me that Syria just wants everyone to cover their ears.”
Outside Syria the world has to rely on amateur videos posted on the internet for a glimpse of how ordinary Syrians are being treated by the security forces.