Navi Pillay, United Nations, High Commissioner for the Human Rights speaks during the 25th session of the Human Rights Council, March 3, 2014. (UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferra)
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The U.N.'s human rights chief on Monday condemned the "routine" use of torture in Syrian detention facilities, as a new report said victims were raped, beaten and had their teeth and toenails pulled out.Navi Pillay said torture was routinely used in government detention facilities as well as by some armed groups in Syria, where more than 150,000 people have been killed in a bloody civil war. The UN report, based on accounts by 38 survivors, detailed the systematic torture of men, women and children in the war-ravaged country.A 60-year-old man who spent three months in different detention centres, including one run by military intelligence, said 120 men were crammed into a 6x8-metre (20x26-foot) cell.
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