Human rights groups say women are systemically raped in Syrian regime prisons and it's suspected most of them have been unjustly detained.

Women of International Conscience Convoy comprising people from over 50 countries, tie their hands to attract notice to Syrian women in prisons, in Hatay, Turkey on March 8, 2018. Thousands of Syrian women continue to languish in prisons in Assad regime-controlled areas of Syria, suffering unimaginable horrors, as the world marks International Women''s Day.
Women of International Conscience Convoy comprising people from over 50 countries, tie their hands to attract notice to Syrian women in prisons, in Hatay, Turkey on March 8, 2018. Thousands of Syrian women continue to languish in prisons in Assad regime-controlled areas of Syria, suffering unimaginable horrors, as the world marks International Women''s Day. (AA)

Human rights groups say women in Syrian prisons are being systematically raped and harassed, a form of torture which haunts them long after their release. 

It's estimated there are 4,000 female prisoners in Syria and it's suspected most of them have been unjustly detained.

Many are abandoned by their families because of the shame and stigma associated with their abuse. 

TRT World's Melinda Nucifora reports.

Source: TRT World