The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Torture victims | Young man from Palmyra dies under torture in desert’s Intelligence Branch three days after being summoned

SOHR activists have documented the death of a young man from Palmyra under torture in desert’s Intelligence Branch in Palmyra in eastern Homs countryside.

According to SOHR sources, the young man was summoned by members of Intelligence branch on June 20. Then the man’s family handed over the body of the young man from Basil Al-Assad national hospital in Palmyra three days after being summoned.

It is worth noting that the young man has a mental disability, and the reasons and motives for the arrest remain unknown.

Accordingly, the number of civilians who died under torture in regime prisons which has been documented by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights since the beginning of 2022 has risen to 69 including two dissident army officers and 38 people from Eastern Ghouta whose death certificates were delivered by regime to their families in February.