The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Died under torture in regime prisons | Forces hand over body of young man from Daraa countryside

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of a young man from the town of Samad in Daraa countryside, under torture and due to medical negligence in regime prisons, after more than two years of his arrest.

It is worth nothing that the young man had defected from regime forces, whose security situation was settled after regime forces took control of southern Syria. His body was handed over to his relatives for burial in his hometown.

The number of civilians died in regime prisons rose to 16,223 civilians documented by names by the Syrian Observatory. The breakdown of fatalities is as follows: 16,034 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.