المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Torture victims | Regime army defector with settled-status dies in regime prison

Daraa Province: SOHR activists have documented the death of a young man from Jasim city in the northern countryside of Daraa under torture in regime prison, after being detained for nearly two years and half. According to SOHR sources, the young man had defected from regime army, then he later struck a reconciliation deal with regime security services after regime forces regained control of Daraa province. However, the man was arrested when he rejoined military service, and he was held in the prison until he died.

 

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 16,257 fatalities, all documented by names: 16,068 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.

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