Activists in the province of Swaida said that the eight detainees died in the prisons of the Assad regime which sent death notices to the families of the detainees.
Baladi news network quoted director of “Swaida 24” activists group Nour Radwan as saying that five of the deceased detainees were from Swaida province who were detained by the Assad regime’s security apparatuses in response to their dissident views.
Radwan said that some of the deceased detainees spent over eight years in detention, adding that three of the deceased were from outside Swaida. He pointed out that the detainees died in Swaida Central Prison because of torture and inhumane detention conditions.
In recent months, the Assad regime has begun sending death notices for the detainees who died in detention to civil registry departments across Syria, with the notices saying that they died due to “natural causes.”
According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, nearly 81,652 Syrian citizens were forcibly disappeared by the Assad regime in the period between March 2011 and June 2018. It pointed out that it had compiled the names of at least 13,066 people who died under torture in the detention facilities of the Assad regime in the same period. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)