Tortured and abused: hidden horror of 'disappeared' women in Syrian prisons | Hannah Summers

On International Day of the Disappeared, campaigners are calling on the UN to bring the world’s attention to the terrible plight of Assad’s detainees

It was after travelling to Damascus to seek treatment for her sick baby that Rima Mulla Othman was arrested and incarcerated in one of Syria’s prisons.

In the underground cell where she was tortured, she begged security guards to take her three-month-old son, Omar, to hospital for the medical attention he desperately needed.

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