International Day in Support of Victims of Torture | SOHR renew appeals to International community to exert pressure on Syrian regime to release tens of thousands of detainees
Tens of civilians have been still disappeared for years and their fate remains unknown, while tens of thousands others are detained in the Syrian regime’s prisons for accusations fabricated by security services that forced the detainees through pressure and torture to sign documents prove their involvement in crimes they have not committed.
On the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, we, at the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, renew our appeals to the International community to exert pressure on the Syrian regime to release tens of thousands of detainees, respecting human rights and freedom of public expression.
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 Iranians were supervising regime’s prisons.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has documented the death of 49,368 people by name out of 105,000 confirmed deaths under torture in regime prisons; they are as follows:
• 48,962 men.
• 67 women.
• 339 children under the age of 18.
It is worth noting that 152,713 people, including 41,312 women, remain in regime prisons.