المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

The prison of Saidnaya -the “Human Slaughterhouse”- continues to swallow more of the people of the Eastern Ghouta of Damascus

The prison of Saidnaya known as the “Human Slaughterhouse”, has been continuing to swallow more of the people of the Eastern Ghouta of Damascus of those who struck “reconciliation and settlement” deals and refused to be evacuated to the Syrian North and were arrested then by the regime’s security services, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of a young man from Mesraba town, inside the basements of the human slaughterhouse “Saidnaya Prison”, after he had been arrested before a year by the regime’s Intelligence, despite having a settlement card, where his family received his body 2 days ago, where there were marks of torture and sever beating on his body, and the SOHR published on the 13th of July 2019, that 2 fighters of the “settlement” factions died under torture in the security detention centers of the Syrian regime, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights; a fighter from Douma city and another one from Kafr Batna town died under torture inside Saidnaya Military Prison about 5 months after being arrested, where their bodies were delivered to their families yesterday, Friday, and the two fighters had been operating within the ranks of the factions before they had their situation settled after the Syrian regime imposed its control over the Eastern Ghouta, where they were arrested after that, despite the alleged settlement, and taken then to Saidnaya Military Prison.

And the Syrian Observatory published on the 24th of June 2019, that the Syrian regime’s security services transferred more detainees from the Eastern Ghouta to Sednaya military prison in the past few days, after finishing the investigation with them, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory: more than 70 detainees within the al-Khatib branch of the State Security in the capital Damascus and the Air Force Intelligence branch in Harasta, were transferred to Sednaya detention center, where most of the detainees are from areas of Hamouriyah, Douma, Saqba, Jesrin, KafrBatna, and al-Maliha, of who formerly used to be among the ranks of the rebel factions during their control of Eastern Ghouta, and participated in clashes against the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them then decided to carry out “settlements and reconciliation” after refusing to be displaced, in addition to the presence of civilians among the detainees, they were arrested on the backdrop of various charges, including “terrorist financing and contacting an outside bodies”, and they were transferred to Sednaya prison with the militaries, and the Syrian Observatory published on the 30th of April 2019 that reliable sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that the regime’s intelligence services have transferred tens of detainees of the people of the Eastern Ghouta to Sednaya Military Prison, after interrogation had been accomplished in the security branches after arresting them on various charges after the regime forces had imposed their control over the area and after the exit of the military factions from the Eastern Ghouta of Damascus and evacuating them to the Syrian North, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights; the detainees who were taken to Sednaya Prison, were detained in Al-Khateeb branch in the capital Damascus, and the Air Force Intelligence’s branch in Harasta city, and both branches are affiliated to the Air Force Intelligence, where the number of detainees exceeded 100, most of them were former fighters in the rebel and Islamic factions which fought against the regime forces in the Eastern Ghouta, and they were arrested although they struck “reconciliation and settlement deals” and received guarantees that they would not be targeted by the security branches, where they had been transferred to Sednaya after being questioned in the security branches and after proving the charges directed to them of engaging in clashes against the regime forces and gunmen loyal to them in the past years during the opposition factions’ control over the Eastern Ghouta.

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