Watchdog reports Syria torture
4 July 2012 Last updated at 00:35 BST
Intelligence agencies in Syria are running a network of torture centres, according to a new report by the campaign group Human Rights Watch.
Researchers found evidence that since the Syrian government began a crackdown on pro-democracy protests, detainees had been beaten, burned with acid and sexually assaulted.
The BBC's correspondent James Reynolds sent this report from Syria's border with Turkey.