The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

After three years of arrest | Regime forces defect died out of torture in Sidnaya prison


SOHR activists have reported death of a defect young man of the regime army due to his torture in the bad reputation Sidnaya prison who is known as “human slaughterhouse” after three years in jail. It is worth noting that the young man was arrested from kafrbanta in eastern al-Ghoutah after the regime controlled it in March 2018 despite striking settlement and reconciliation that hadn’t rescued him from torture.

His family was notified of his death two days ago by the prison management that asked them to come and receive his death certificate. The man was from a neighborhood of Damascus and he was defected from the regime army in middle of 2012 and has stayed there during the period of his defection in eastern Ghouta.

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 47,490 fatalities, all documented by names: 47,087 men and young men, 339 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.