The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Torture victims | Young man from eastern Qalamoun dies after two years of detention in regime prison

Syrian Observatory activists have documented the death of a young man from Al-Ruhayba city in eastern Qalamoun, Damascus, under torture in regime prison. The young man’s had been detained in regime prisons for nearly two years, while the regime security services informed the victim family of his death a few days ago.


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 16,211 fatalities documented by names: 16,022 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 killed, executed and/or died in regime prisons exceeded 104,000 people. Over 83% of the total death toll were killed and/or 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 alone, while the second largest percentage of killing occurred in the Air Force Intelligence detention facilities or prisons.