The programmer Basil al-Safadi dies in the jails of the Syrian regime and his relatives accuse the regime authorities of executing him directly • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

The programmer Basil al-Safadi dies in the jails of the Syrian regime and his relatives accuse the regime authorities of executing him directly

Several reliable sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that the Syrian programmer of Palestinian nationality Basil al-Safadi was killed in his place of detention, after being detained for more than 5 years, and in the details obtained by the observatory from cross-sources, Al-Safadi was arrested in mid-March 2012 while he was working also a programmer and technical developer, and the family of the programmer Basil al-Safadi accused the regime forces of executing him directly, after being transferred from Damascus Central Prison.

 

It is noteworthy that the Syrian Observatory received confirmed information from reliable sources within the regime’s security, the most important of which are the Air Intelligence and State Security services, as well as reliable sources in Sednaya military prison, reported that at least 60000 detainees have been killed inside these branches and in Sednaya prison during the past 5 years, either as a result of direct physical torture or deprivation of food and medicine.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights until now was able to document the death of 14708 detainees including 118 children under the age of eighteen and 57 woman over the age of eighteen, since the start of the Syrian revolution on the 18th of March 2011, until the morning of the 2nd of August 2017, some of them the authorities of the Syrian regime have handed their bodies to their families, while others have been informed that their children have died inside the detentions, and they asked them to issue a death certificate for them, they also have forced some of the families whose sons were killed under torture in regime’s jails to sign declaration that they had been killed by opposition militant groups, also the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights received information at that time about the existence of many cases of citizens who were killed under torture within regime’s jails, in which their parents and relatives have kept the information about their death hidden, fearing security prosecution and arrest.