Geneva: The UN`s top human rights official has condemned the "rampant use of torture" in detention facilities in Syria.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay says her office has documented a "broad pattern of torture and ill-treatment" in government facilities and some run by rebel groups.
Pillay said in a statement today that the report draws on detailed testimony from victims and witnesses.
The abuses include rape, beatings and burnings, sometimes leading to death.
Pillay`s office has documented widespread abuses by the government and rebel groups in Syria`s three-year civil war, prompting calls for war crimes inquiries.