The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Arrested nearly two and a half years ago | Young man from Daraa dies under torture in regime’s security services prisons

The regime’s security detention centres and prisons continue to claim the lives of Syrians. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has documented the death of a young man, who hails from the town of Da’el in the central Daraa countryside, under torture inside the “Palestine Branch” in Damascus after being arrested nearly two and a half years ago.

It is worth noting that the young man struck a reconciliation deal with regime after the regime took control of Daraa, but later he was arrested. His relatives were informed of his death and were handed over his documents.

As more people perish in detentions, the number of civilians who have died under torture in regime’s prisons since the beginning of the Syrian Revolution rose to 16,252 fatalities, all documented by names: 16,063 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.