Arrested nearly nine years ago | Regime forces execute two young men from Harasta • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Arrested nearly nine years ago | Regime forces execute two young men from Harasta

Rif Dimashq province: Local sources have told SOHR that regime forces carried out death the penalty on two young men from Harasta city yesterday, after being arrested, in 2012, by regime security services for “participating in the protests. The two young men and three others from Harasta city were sentenced to death in late 2018. It is worth noting that the father of one of the two men, who were executed yesterday, died of extreme sorrow just after the issuance of the sentence against his son.


According to SOHR sources, the two men had transported to various security branches of the Syrian regime, before they were taken to Adra Central Prison where they were sentenced to death. During the period of the two men’s detention, regime officers blackmailed their families through asking them to pay large sums of money in return for releasing them. However, the men’s families were too poor to pay the requested money.


SOHR has documented the death of 47,502 civilians under torture in regime’s prisons since the beginning of the Syrian revolution, all documented by names: 47,099 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.

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