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Airstrikes target Islamic State positions on the edge of the Old City on Tuesday, a day after Iraq's prime minister declared "total victory" in Mosul, Iraq. Felipe Dana/AP hide caption

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Amnesty International's Turkey director Idil Eser (left) was detained on Wednesday, and its Turkey chair Taner Kiliç was taken into custody last month. Amnesty International hide caption

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Taner Kiliç, Chair of Amnesty International Turkey, was taken into custody by Turkish security forces on Tuesday. Courtesy of the Kiliç family via Amnesty International hide caption

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Waad was one of the opposition groups that participated in a Sept. 2013 demonstration. Before a court ordered it to dissolve today, it was the only major opposition group still operating in the country. Hasan Jamali/AP hide caption

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This image — taken via satellite in January 2015 — depicts what the State Department says is the crematorium at Saydnaya prison, including snowmelt on the facility's roof that acting Assistant Secretary of State for Near East Affairs Stuart Jones says is proof of the building's higher temperature. State Department/DigitalGlobe hide caption

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Syria President Bashar al-Assad in Paris in 2010. Remy De La Mauvinier /AP hide caption

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Amnesty International Identifies Assad's 'Policy Of Extermination'

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Omar al-Shogre says he spent 10 months in Sednaya prison. He says he was arrested at age 17 and was in various Syrian prisons for more than two years before he was sent to Sednaya. Courtesy of Omar al-Shogre hide caption

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Former Detainee Describes Atrocities Inside Syrian Prison

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Former detainee Omar al-Shogre before his arrest and shortly after his release from Saydnaya Military Prison in Syria. Courtesy of Amnesty International hide caption

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Amnesty International Reports Organized Murder Of Detainees In Syrian Prison

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Investigative journalist Hossam Baghat (center), who founded the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, leaves a courtroom at the Cairo Criminal Court in March. Mohamed Elraai/AP hide caption

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Amnesty International interviewed former Saydnaya detainees and then used architectural and acoustic modeling to reconstruct the architecture of the prison. The interview techniques were developed by Forensic Architecture at Goldsmiths, University of London, in consultation with the university's Forensic Psychology Unit. Courtesy of Amnesty International/Forensic Architecture hide caption

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Detained Turkish soldiers who allegedly took part in a military coup arrive with their hands bound behind their backs at the Istanbul Justice Palace on Wednesday following the failed military coup attempt. Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Relatives of detained prisoners, who claim their loved ones have been forcibly disappeared, protest and demand the release of their relatives in May in front of the Journalist's Syndicate building, in Cairo. Amr Nabil/AP hide caption

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Hundreds of thousands of South Sudanese have fled their homes because of the ongoing civil war. (Above) Kids at a displaced persons camp in Bentiu. Many of the residents came from the part of South Sudan where the shipping container massacre reportedly occurred. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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