المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Regime army defector dies under torture in regime prisons

The Syrian Observatory has documented the death of a young man under torture in regime prisons.

According to Syrian Observatory sources, the young man was a defector and turned himself in to regime forces after entering Daraa governorate. He had been in regime security prisons for nearly a year and a half.

The number of civilians killed in regime prisons has risen to 16,170 civilians documented by the Syrian Observatory : 15,982 men and young men, 125 children under the age of eighteen and 64 women since the beginning of the Syrian revolution, out of 104,000, the Syrian Observatory had learnt that they died inside regime prisons.

The Syrian Observatory had obtained information from a number of reliable sources which confirmed that civilians had been executed and killed inside Syrian regime and intelligence prisons, including more than 83 percent who were executed and killed inside these prisons between May 2013 and October 2015, SOHR sources also confirmed that more than 30,000 of detainees were killed in the notorious Saydnaya prison, while the second most dominant percentage was in regime airforce intelligence prisons.

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