Aleppo | Family pays 1,000 US to receive body of a tortured relative in prisons of Turkish-backed factions
On June 7, 2021
Aleppo province: SOHR activists have reported that a civilian from Baiyah village near Shiro in Afrin countryside western Aleppo has passed away after suffering torture in one of the prisons of Turkey-backed “al-Sham Corp” faction.
According to Syrian Observatory, the dead man has been arrested in February 2020 by militia of al-Sham Corp and was later freed after his family had paid 1,300 US dollars.
However, the same faction has arrested the same person again in April 2020, and has put him in Iska prison stationed near by Shiro neighborhood. He passed a way on June 4 after suffering severe torture. His family was forced to pay 1,000 US dollars to receive the body and bury him secretly and without taking photo of the corpse.
On May 31, SOHR activists local sources have reported that a young man died under torture in a prison of Turkish-backed factions in Aleppo countryside. Syrian Observatory sources in the northern countryside of Aleppo reported that the man who was from Darkeer village of Ma’batli district in Afrin countryside, was arrested years ago with his wife whose fate remained unknown. The man was taken to the security centers belonging to pro-Turkey factions, where he was jailed in al-Zeraa prison in al-Bab area of east Aleppo.
The young man was exposed to brutal torture till the day he died, as prisoners found him dead after return from torture room. The young man also lost his mental ability as he endured psychological torture for three consecutive years. It is worth noting that the young man was arrested for “working as a Kurdish teacher in ‘Vian Amara’ school known previously as Faisal Qadour”.