The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Arrested four years ago | Civilian from Daraa dies under torture in regime prison

Daraa province : SOHR activists have documented the death of a civilian from Al-Hara city, north of Daraa, under brutal torture in regime prison, after being arrested nearly four years ago.

It is worth noting that the victim was a former member of opposition factions.

SOHR has documented the death of 47,523 civilians under torture in the regime’s prisons since the beginning of the Syrian revolution, all documented by names: 47,120 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. 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.

SOHR stresses the need for holding accountable all those who aided and abetted the killing and torturing of Syrian civilians in regime prisons, and warns against indifference by the warring powers in Syria to the issue of detainees and forcibly disappearing.

SOHR also appeals to the international community to seriously intensify its efforts to disclose the fate of the detainees and forcibly disappeared people and identify.