المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

With escalating the number of the arrested casualties to more then 16000 persons…several Syrian areas witness demonstrations demanding the release of the detainees alive from the prisons of death

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored that a number of demonstrations took place in Mare’ in the northern countryside of Aleppo, Akhtarin town near it, Maarrat Al-Nu’man city and other areas in Idlib province, where the demonstrators condemned the ongoing killing in the detention centers of Bashar Al-Assad’s regime, and demanded the release of the detainees alive not just names to be handed over to the civil registry secretariats in the Syrian cities and towns, and these demonstrations come after the escalated pace of killing against the civilian Syrian detainees in the regime’s prisons and detention centers, and they have been declared about through handing over their names by the regime’s detention centers to the civil registry secretariats in several Syrian areas, through batches included thousands of names distributed on several areas, of those who were killed under torture in the prisons of death.

And the Syrian Observatory published today morning, Friday the 3rd of August 2018, that Ghwyran neighbourhood in al-Hasakah city and other areas of the province have been witnessing mourning since more than 5 days, where the mourning are held in a tent after the other, after the province received a large of detainees’ names who have been killed under torture on charges they had nothing to do with, according to the confirmed information of the local sources, but they were arrested based on charges against their relatives and or based on a wrong information from an informant, and so far, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has documented the reveal of the fate of about 60 of them,, and the Syrian Observatory has documented among those arrested in al-Hasakah province: 4 brothers of one family, 12 others each 3 of them are from one family, and 6 others each 2 of them are from one family, raising to 16005 civilian casualties, including 125 children under the age of eighteen and 65 woman over the age of eighteen, of who have been killed since the beginning of the Syrian revolution in the middle of March 2011, until today the 3rd of August 2018, out of 60000 detainees at least, all of them have been killed inside these branches and in Sednaya prison in more than 7 years, either as a result of direct physical torture or deprivation of food and medicine. And the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the case of Syrian detainees being turned into pressure papers controlled by the players on the Syrian ground. The case of their release and the work towards emptying the prisons was a game of interests, manipulated by international bodies as well as local and regional parties, to use it in their negotiations and agreements, and this let-down of detainees’ case has resulted in thousands of casualties.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the 28th of July 2018, that it monitored regime’s authorities handing over of arrested people who were killed to the civil registry secretariats in several Syrian areas, including areas in the Western Ghouta, al-Qalamoun, Aleppo, al-Hasakah, the countryside of Idlib and several other places, these names of detainees were killed in prisons and detentions as a result of torture, starvation, diseases, and other conditions within regime’s detentions, where lists of 4000 names have been handed over to the civil registry secretariats to register their names on the death lists, which raised resentment of thousands of families of the detainees in the prisons of the regime forces, fearing for the fate of their children who they have no information about since they were arrested, because the regime forces prevented them from visiting their children, and reliable sources suggested that that happened due to the acceleration of political process related to the Syrian case, together with the acceleration of the military operation of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities on the Syrian territory, while concerns continue because of the number of names that will be sent by the regime’s authorities to the civil registry secretariats in the Syrian provinces, cities and towns may increase more, although hundreds of civilians have been released consecutively during the last 2 months away from the media spotlight, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also documented more than 140000 detainees, of who are still in prisons and jails of the Syrian regime and who are suffering from extremely poor and disastrous humanitarian conditions, amid physical and psychological torture, insults and beating on a daily basis, and regarding the casualties under torture; the regime forces delivered the bodies of some of them to their relatives, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights was informed by several reliable sources with that information, in addition to being informed by others that their children had died inside the detentions and that they were asked to issue a death certificate, also they forced the relatives of other casualties of who had died under torture within regime’s jails; to sign declarations that they were killed by opposition rebel groups, also the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights received information that there are a lot of cases of citizens killed under torture within regime’s detention centers, but their families and relatives didn’t declaration their death out of fear of security prosecution and arrest.

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