The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Inside Syrian regime prisons | Civilian tortured to death


SOHR activists have reported death of a civilian in Om al-Myazen town in east Daraa countryside after being tortured in Sidnaya military prison after being detained for more than two years.

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 47,493 fatalities, all documented by names: 47,090 men and young men, 339 children under the age of eighteen, and 104 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.