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Regime prisons in November 2022 | 12 civilians die under torture

As regime security services continue torturing and killing Syrian detainees and forcibly disappeared, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) documented the death of 12 civilians under torture in regime prisons and security centres in November 2022.

 

Here are further details on torture victims documented in the past month:

 

  • November 1: A young man from Al-Sakhour neighbourhood in Aleppo died under torturing in a regime prison, after having been detained for ten years. The young man had been arrested for “participating in protests against the Syrian regime in Al-Maydan neighbourhood in Aleppo in 2012.

 

  • November 3: An activist from Ghassim village, east of Daraa, died under torture in Saydnaya prison, after having been detained for more than four years. It is worth noting that the activist was arrested after the regime regained the control of Daraa province, although he struck a reconciliation deal. A few days earlier, the victim’s family received a civil registry from the Civil Register Office confirming his death.

 

  • November 3: A young man from Al-Haraky town in Maarrat Al-Nu’man countryside, east of Idlib, died under torture in a regime prison, after having been detained for nearly ten years.

 

  • November 8: Two brothers died under torture in Saydnaya prison, after having been arrested years ago in Rif Dimashq.

 

  • November 9: A young man from Homs died under brutal torture in Saydnaya prison, after having been arrested by the regime’s political security services ten years ago.

 

  • November 14: A young man in his thirties died under torture in Saydnaya notorious prison, after having been arrested by regime’s security services in 2011. The young man hailed from Saraqib town in Idlib countryside, and he was detained in the political security branch in Idlib and Aleppo Central Prison, before he was taken to Saydnaya prison where he died.

 

  • November 19: A civilian from Jassim city in Daraa died under torture in a regime prison, after having been detained for four years.

 

  • November 25: A young man from Ras Al-Ain city in north Al-Hasakah countryside died under torture in a regime prison, after having been detained for five years.

 

  • November 29: A university student known by his initials as M. H. died under torture in the military security branch in Homs city. According to SOHR sources, the university student was arrested by members of the military security branch stationed at a checkpoint in Homs, a few days after having struck a reconciliation deal in Homs city. Nearly ten members of the military security checkpoint beat the young man until he fainted, before they took him to the military security branch in Homs, at orders by the head of the branch, where the victim was tortured to death.

 

  • November 29: A 23 year-old man from Al-Muzayrib town in west Daraa countryside died under torture in Saydnaya notorious prison, after having been detained for nearly two years. According to reliable SOHR sources, the young man, who was arrested in September 2020 at a regime checkpoint, was a civilian and had not joined any military formations. The young man’s body has not been handed to his family.

 

  • November 30: A young man from Damascus city died under torture in Saydnaya prison, after having been detained for seven years.

 

Since early 2022, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) has documented the death of nearly 98 civilians under torture in regime prisons, including two regime dissident officers, a fighter of a local faction in Daraa and 38 civilians from eastern Ghouta in Rif Dimashq, whose death certificates were delivered by the Syrian regime to their families in February.

 

We, at SOHR, renew our appeal to the international community to exert pressure on the Syrian regime to release tens of thousands of detainees, disclose the fate of the forcibly disappeared people and respect the rights of Syrians to live and enjoy freedom.