المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Torture victims | Young man from eastern al-Qalamoun dies in Sednaya military prison

Rif Dimashq province: A young man from the city of al-Raheba in eastern al-Qalamoun district died under torture in Sednaya military prison, the “slaughterhouse.” According to the Syrian Observatory activists, the young man had defected from regime’s army, and struck a reconciliation deal with regime security services. However, after regime took control of eastern al-Qalamoun in April, 2018, and the factions left towards northern Syria, he was arrested by a patrol of the “Military Service” branch.

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 16,258 fatalities, all documented by names: 16,069 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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