Death of Hamza Ali Al-Khateeb

Hamza Ali Al-Khateeb (Arabic: حمزة علي الخطيب; October 24, 1997 – May 25, 2011) was a 13-year-old Syrian boy who died while in the custody of the Syrian government[1] in Daraa. On April 29, 2011, he was detained during a protest. On May 25, 2011, his body was delivered to his family, having been badly bruised, along with burn marks, three gunshot wounds, and severed genitals. Hamza's family distributed photos and video of his body to journalists and activists. Shocked by what was depicted, thousands of people showed their support for Hamza online and in street protests.

Hamza Ali Al-Khateeb
حمزة علي الخطيب

October 24, 1997
DiedMay 25, 2011 (aged 13)
Cause of deathTorture and mutilation and/or gunshot
Known forDetainment, torture and murder that sparked Syrian protests

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