This is all interesting, we know how evil ISIS is, these few stories if true, are alarming about Assad:
Islamic State adopts Assad’s methods of torture
Exclusive: Prisons run by Islamic State jihadists in Syria are using the same inhumane punishments as those run by the Assad government, victims of both regimes tell The Telegraph
In Syria, the torturers change but the tortures remain the same.
Prisons run by Islamic State jihadists are using the same gamut of punishments on their victims as those run before them by the Assad regime.
The tortures employed are so well known to Syrians they have their own names: jailers can summon up the “German chair”, “the tyre”, or “the flying carpet”; but the favourite now is the “shabeh”, hanging people by the wrists, a practice so deeply ingrained in Syrian life that no one knows what it means any more, though some say it is related to the Arabic word for “ghost”.
In the “flying carpet”, the victim is strapped down to a hinged board, with the ends brought towards each other, bending the spine. With the relatively mundane “falaqa”, the victim is beaten on the soles of the feet.
Obviously, there are also the usual add-ons – male rape, sometimes with kebab skewers, and starvation**. The defector known as “Caesar”, a police photographer, earlier this year revealed graphic evidence of the deaths of 11,000 people in regime cells since the start of the uprising. **
**Assad regime ‘executes 131 detainees infected with the plague’ **
Syrian government jailers have executed 131 inmates in a Damascus prison who had contracted the plague, it was reported on Thursday.
Conditions in the 215 Security Branch detention centre in the Syrian capital were so dire that pulmonary plague was spreading through the detainees. In September of this year, the officer in charge of the prison ordered the executions of inmates in dormitory number eight, according to an opposition group called the Syrian Association, which documents human rights violations.
Up to 117 people were killed in the first round of mass killings, with a further 14 killed two days later, the group said.
Awful as well.