SYRIA-Mohammad Asaad from al-Jiza, Daraa: Three Young Men Beat Me, Sent Video to al-Jazeera to Accuse Security http://www.islamicinvitationturkey.com/2011/09/22/mohammad-asaad-from-al-jiza-daraa-three-young-men-beat-me-sent-video-to-al-jazeera-to-accuse-security/
Mohammad Kassem Asaad, from al-Jiza village in Daraa, said three of his friends beat him severely and extorted confessions out of him that the security forces attacked him to film a video and send it to al-Jazeera channel in return for money, with the aim to tarnish the reputation of the security.Asaad told the Syrian TV on Wednesday ”I come from al-Jiza village in Daraa. A couple of days ago, I was in my home and then came my friends Jamal, Ahmad and Ayham and asked me out, and I went with them.”
”At Ayham’s house, Jamal pushed me and punched me in the face, and then Ayham and Ahmad joined him and started beating me to force me to say that it was the security who did it.””Later I knew that they would give the video to al-Jazeera for SYP 170 thousand, and they promised they’d give me 50 thousand. However, I turned down, and they insisted, and I turned it down again,” he says.
Asaad added that when he turned down the offer, his friends beat him with a cable to say that it was the security who did that to him, knowing that the security were not in the village in the first place.”When they were done with filming me, I returned home with bruises all over my body, and when asked about it, I told them that the security had nothing to do with it.”Ahmad Mohammad al-Haj Khalil from al-Jiza related how he and his friends beat Mohammad Kassem Asaad, filmed him and framed the security forces for it.