Boots stamping on human faces in Syria

“If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face– forever.”

–George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four

Babylon and Beyond reports:

Disturbing new footage showing uniformed [Syrian] soldiers beating, kicking, and humiliating what appear to be detainees have emerged on the Internet and gone viral on pan-Arab TV stations in the last few days.

One of the clips, posted below, shows a group of handcuffed, shirtless men being punched and kicked by men in camouflage uniforms — some of whom are seen recording video of the abuse with their own mobile phones (warning: violent images).

The men are sitting in the middle of a dusty road in what looks like a makeshift military camp. Tanks and a fluttering Syrian flag can be seen at a distance away.