المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Sednaya prison continues to claim the lives of Syrians by killing 2 citizens under torture after being arrested by regime’s intelligence previously

The Syrian Observatory documented the death of 2 citizens under torture inside Sednaya prison of regime’s intelligence, where a citizen from Mahajja town in Daraa countryside was killed after he was arrested more than one year ago, also another citizen from Jisr al-Shughur city died after his arrest more than 4 years ago, raising to 16107 civilians casualties by names, they are: 15918 men and young men, 125 children under the age of eighteen, and 64 women over the age of eighteen out of 104000 people of whom the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that they were killed inside the branches, and more than 83%  of them were liquidated, killed, and died in these camps between May 2013 and October 2015, while the sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory that more than 30000 detainees were killed in the notorious prison of Sednaya, and the second largest percentage of killing was in the Air Force Intelligence department, which is run by the butcher Jamil al-Hasan, the brigadier in regime’s intelligence.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the 6th of august 2019 that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of more Syrians inside the Syrian regime’s cellars, where two men one of them from al-Jiza town in Daraa province and the other from al-Bab city in Aleppo province; were killed under torture inside the security detentions of regime’s intelligence after about 7 years of arrest, The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the 27th of July 2019 that 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.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the 19th of July 2019 that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of a doctor from Daraa province inside the detention centers of Al-Assad’s regime, and in the details obtained by the SOHR; the doctor is descended from Deir Adas village in the northern countryside of Daraa and he was arrested about 5 years ago by the regime’s security services, where he died few days ago as a result of the torture he was subjected to during the period of his detention, and the SOHR published on the 15th of July 2019, that it documented the death of a citizen under torture inside the security detentions of the regime, he is from al-Jiza town in the eastern countryside of Daraa and died after about 4 years of being arrested by regime’s intelligence, and the Syrian Observatory published on the 9th of July 2019 that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of a young man from the neighborhood of Bustan Al-Qasr in Aleppo city under torture inside the basements of the regime’s intelligence and security services, after he was arrested in December 2016, while leaving towards the controlled areas of the regime in Aleppo city, where his family have received his body and marks of torture were noticed on it.

And the SOHR published on the 9th of June 2019, that a member defected of the regime’s army from Da’el city in the northern countryside of Daraa, died under torture in the basements of the regime’s intelligence and security services after he was arrested by a checkpoint of by the military police in Daraa province where he stayed in the regime’s prisons for about 9 months before he died under torture, then his ownership documents were delivered to his relatives.

And the Syrian Observatory published on the 18th of May 2019, that it documented the death of a man from Bakrus village in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor under torture inside the Syrian security detention centers after about 18 months of detention, and the SOHR published on the 3rd of May 2019, that it documented the death of a man from Sheikh Meskin town in the northwestern countryside of Daraa, where he died under torture within regime’s security detention centers, after arresting him 4 years ago, while the Syrian Observatory was published on the 24th of April 2019 that the the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of a young man from Idlib city under torture inside the security detentions of the regime forces, after being arrested for about seven years, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the 16th of April 2019 that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that a police man defected of the regime forces, died under torture inside the basements of the regime’s intelligence and the security services affiliated to it, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights; “Felastin Branch” of the regime forces summoned a police man who defected of the regime forces and joined the rebel factions before carrying out a “reconciliation and settlement” after the regime forces imposed their control over Daraa, then he was detained in the regime’s prisons for about 2 months before he died under torture, after that, his family received his ownership documents, while the Syrian Observatory documented the death of 2 men from Maarrat Al-Nu’man in the southern countryside of Idlib, under torture in the security detention centers after about 6 years of detention, and the Syrian Observatory published on the 9th of April 2019, that it documented the death of a young man from Kafr Zita town in the northern countryside of Hama under torture, where he died in the security detention of the regime forces about a year after arresting him, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the 5th of April 2019 that the prisons are still claiming the lives of more Syrian victims at detentions that knows only death, despite the release of detainees and prisoners, the killing continues in these prisons and jails which include tens of thousands of missing people and the tens of thousands of corpses killed by regime’s authorities and its intelligence as well as authorities of its allies, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of a person of Yarmouk Camp’s resident, he is a Palestinian person and he died under torture inside the security detention of the regime forces following his earlier arrest, while the Syrian Observatory published on the 7th of March 2019 that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented more casualties under torture in the detentions of regime’s security branches, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory: the names of 10 people mostly of one family from al-Rastan city in the northern countryside of Homs, their families were informed about their death, where they were detained in regime’s basements for varying periods of time since the start of the Syrian revolution in 2011.

This announcement comes as part of the continued killing in basements of death, which since 2011 witnessed the Syrian regime and its allies killing tens of thousands of Syrian citizens, who were arrested on various charges during the Syrian revolution about their opposition to the regime, and against the backdrop of their coming out in demonstrations against the Syrian regime, raising to 16082 civilians casualties by names, they are: 15893 men and young men, 125 children under the age of eighteen, and 64 women over the age of eighteen out of 104000 people of whom the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that they were killed inside the branches, and more than 83%  of them were liquidated, killed, and died in these camps between May 2013 and October 2015, while the sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory that more than 30000 detainees were killed in the notorious prison of Sednaya, and the second largest percentage of killing was in the Air Force Intelligence department, which is run by the butcher Jamil al-Hasan, the brigadier in regime’s intelligence.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published about 72 hours ago that the silent death continues in the basements of death, which are prepared by the Syrian regime’s authorities, not for anything, but to kill those who oppose them and those who demand freedom, justice, equality, democracy, or even reform, or call them all together, and with all this death, the politicians are still meeting to divide the ground, not to care for the people beneath it, where their sufferings are confined in jails, death cellars, and human slaughterhouses prepared by the regime and its allies, and their tragedy was increased by the silence of those trafficking with their cases, and this suffering was kept trapped in the breasts of their families, who were hanging their hops to the new Astana meetings, but their hearts were broken, hopes wiped out; by the final statement of the meeting, which did not come to mention their sons, brothers, fathers, daughters, sisters, and mothers who are detained in the vaults of the security branches, and between a day and the other; the magnitude of their suffering cannot be measured, nothing around them except for death, and to their stomachs only enters food they are being humiliated to get, and they are being deprived of to subdue them.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored discontent, which began to increase because of the last Astana meeting, especially among the families of the detainees, the disappeared and the casualties in the prisons and jails of the regime of Bashar al-Assad, which did not spare a criminal method in arresting, killing and torturing the Syrian citizens, all in front of the world which stayed silent as usual, and only moves in accordance with its interests, ambitions, and goals at a time where the tragedy of the tens of thousands of Syrian detainees was witnessing a new type of transaction, which aim to trafficking in Syrian detainees by using them in exchange operations with prisoners and abductees of the rebel and Islamic factions operating in the Syrian north, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored a Russian-led proposal, based on carrying out exchanges through releasing detainees held by the Syrian regime, and prisoners and abductees held by the opposition factions and the rebel and Islamic factions, where Russia hinted about a close process of exchanging for tens of abductees and captives, amid fears that detainees would be turned into mere victims and commercial goods, to be exchanged for abductees and captives, without heading towards the full release of detainees.

And the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the case of Syrian detainees being turned into pressure papers controlled by the players on the Syrian ground. The case of their release and the work towards emptying the prisons was a game of interests, manipulated by international bodies as well as local and regional parties, to use it in their negotiations and agreements, and this let-down of detainees’ case has resulted in thousands of casualties.

And in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: several detainees confirmed to families of other detainees who received confirmed information about the death of their children inside regime’s detention centers; that they were still alive and that they had been seen in several detentions recently in 2018, although they were officially declared dead by the regime in 2013 through death cards handed over to their relatives by the military police, and reliable sources told the Syrian Observatory that the regime is keeping the detainees hidden and keeps their fate unknown for unknown purposes until now.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned from its own sources that Iran bears the primary responsibility with the regime of Bashar al-Assad in killing and liquidating the detainees and leaving them to their fate of hunger and sickness, as they used to supervise the prisons and jails of the regime forces and intelligence, until after the entry of the Russian forces in the Syrian conflict line in the end of September 2015, which took over the detainee file from the regime which used to promote it in the international forums and meetings, where the detainee file was changed.

Despite the fact that Russia took over the file, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has monitored the failure of the Russians in releasing tens of thousands of detainees who are still inside regime’s prisons and detention centers, where more than 80000 prisoners are still alive in the prisons and detentions of the regime, some of whom have spent years in detention under disastrous humanitarian conditions, and the sources confirmed that some of the detainees died in dormitories as a result of their poor health, the significant reduction in food, and the lack of medical and health care, as well as torturing, beating, and insulting the detainees on various charges.

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