The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Arrested two years ago | Army defector dies under torture in regime security prisons

As the Syrian regime’s security prisons continue to claim the lives of Syrians in various ways, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has documented the death of a young man from the town of Garfa in Daraa countryside, under torture inside regime prisons after his arrest nearly two years ago. It is worth nothing that the young man had defected from the regime army and struck a reconciliation deal after the regime took control of Daraa.

The number of civilians died in regime prisons rose to 16,226 civilians documented by names by the Syrian Observatory. The breakdown of fatalities is as follows: 16,037 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.