Torture victims | Young man from eastern Ghouta dies under torture, after six years of detention in regime prisons
Syrian Observatory activist shave documented the death of a young man from Jisrayn town in eastern Ghouta, under torture in regime prison. The regime’s intelligence services informed the victim’s family of his death yesterday, six years after being arrested at a regime checkpoint in the capital Damascus.
It is worth noting that the young man is a son of a Syrian father and Lebanese mother, and he is the second of his family to be killed, after the killing of his younger brother in airstrikes by regime helicopters on eastern Ghouta in 2015.
As more people died, the number of civilians who have died under torture in regime’s prisons since the beginning of the Syrian revolution, rose to 16,210 fatalities documented by names: 16,021 men and young men, 125 children under the age of eighteen, and 64 women over the age of eighteen.
Reliable sources have informed the Syrian Observatory that the number of people who were killed, executed and died in regime’s prisons exceeded 104,000 people. Over 83% of the total toll were killed, and died in these prisons between May 2013 and October 2015. SOHR sources have also confirmed that more than 30,000 detainees were killed in the notorious prison of Sednaya, while the second largest percentage of killing was in the Air Force Intelligence department.