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Wednesday, 05 December 2018 21:39

Medical Students in Marea Demonstrate Solidarity with Detainees in Assad’s Prisons

Students at the Faculty of Medicine in the town of Marea in northern rural Aleppo on Tuesday held a sit-in protest to demonstrate solidarity with detainees in the prisons of the Assad regime. They raised placards calling on the international community to intervene immediately to ensure their release.

The sit-in protest, which was organized by The Future’s Medical Team activist group, was attended by dozens of medical students who held signs condemning torture and the mass murder of detainees in the prisons of the Assad regime.

Participants condemned these crimes, calling on international bodies to end the plight of the detainees and their families. Detainees in the prisons of the Assad regime are subjected to brutal torture and murder amid total inaction by the international community and its institutions.

The liberated areas in northern Syria earlier saw similar protests denouncing the Assad regime's practices against detainees, especially after the Assad regime begun issuing death notices for hundreds of detainees who perished under torture in its prisons.

In a report issued on Sunday, the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said that at least 14 people died under torture in the prisons of the Assad regime in November. The figure has brought to 964 the number of people who have died under torture in Syria since the beginning of 2018. The rights group noted that of those, 939 were killed by the Assad regime.

Amnesty International last year issued a report under the title "Human Slaughterhouse" in which it revealed that the Assad regime executed more than 11,000 detainees in the notorious Sednaya Prison near Damascus. It pointed out that the Assad regime forces have arbitrarily detained thousands of civilians, including women and children, since the beginning of the Syrian revolution in 2011. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)