Returned from Lebanon months ago | Young man from Deir Ezzor dies under torture in regime prisons • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Returned from Lebanon months ago | Young man from Deir Ezzor dies under torture in regime prisons

Deir Ezzor province: SOHR activists have documented the death of a young man from Al-Baghouz town in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor under torture in regime prisons, after he had arrested a few months ago by regime forces stationed at Al-Masna’ crossing on the Syria-Lebanon border, while he was heading from Lebanon to Syria to visit his relatives.


As more fatalities are recorded and updated regularly, the number of civilians dying under torture in regime prisons since the beginning of the Syrian revolution has risen to 47,520, all documented by names: 47,117 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 105,000 people. Over 83% of the total death toll were killed and/or died in these prisons between May 2013 and October 2015, the period when the Iranian were supervising regime’s prisons. SOHR sources have also confirmed that more than 30,000 detainees were killed in the notorious prison of Saydnaya alone, while the second largest percentage of killing occurred in the Air-Force Intelligence detention facilities or prisons.


We, at the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), warn against the repercussions of violating and non-complying with international accords signed by Syria, as well as the ongoing indifference by the warring powers in Syria to the issue of detainees and forcibly disappeared. We also appeal to the international community to seriously intensify its efforts to disclose the fate of the detainees and forcibly disappeared people, and identify and hold the perpetrators accountable.

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