Heen (not his real name) was a soldier in Assad’s Syrian army who was imprisoned and tortured for refusing to shoot civilians. His unit was ordered to fire on some men coming out of a mosque one Friday. He told five other men with him to disobey the order and shoot over the civilians. His punishment included being hung by his arms to a pipe for what he thinks was five days. He was also put in a cell so crowded that the inmates could not lie down. Eventually he was freed and told he had to go back to his unit. He got forged papers that allowed him a leave, and he subsequently escaped to Iraq (Daily Beast, September 5).