المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Torture victims | Civilian dies under torture in regime security prisons

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has documented the death of a civilian from the village of Talf in the southern countryside of Hama, under torture in the prisons of Syrian regime forces.

The “Caesar Act” did not stop the regime security services from continuing their brutal torture methods against Syrian detainees in regime prisons.

According to Syrian Observatory statistics, over 152 prisoners have died under torture in regime security and intelligence service’s prisons since “Caesar Act” was passed in mid-December 2019. However, SOHR is not disclosing the names of 65 other victims upon the request of their families.

It is worth noting that a large number of the victims died and documented by SOHR before mid-December 2019. However, regime authorities delivered death certificates and IDs of these victims to their families after “Caesar Act” was ratified.

The number of civilians died in regime prisons rose to 16,213 civilians documented by names by the Syrian Observatory. The breakdown of fatalities is as followes: 16,024 men and young men, 125 children under the age of eighteen and 64 women since the beginning of the Syrian revolution, out of 104,000, the Syrian Observatory had learnt that they died inside regime prisons.

The Syrian Observatory had obtained information from a number of reliable sources which confirmed that civilians had been executed and killed inside Syrian regime and intelligence prisons. Of whom more than 83 percent were executed and killed inside these prisons between May 2013 and October 2015. SOHR sources also confirmed that more than 30,000 of detainees were killed in the notorious Saydnaya prison, while the second most dominant percentage was in regime Air-Force Intelligence prisons.

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