Monitoring Group: 82 Palestinian-Syrians Died Under Torture in Assad’s Prisons in 2018
The Action Group for Palestinians of Syria (AGPS) said that at least 82 Palestinian-Syrians were killed under torture in the prisons of the Assad regime in 2018.
In a report released on Wednesday, the London-based monitoring group said that deaths under torture reached their peak in July 2018 as it said it had compiled a list of the names of no fewer than 31 Palestinian-Syrians who were killed in Assad regime’s custody in that month alone.
The Group pointed out that all the victims of torture were young adults who used to live in the ‘Returnees’ camps in the provinces of Homs and Hama.
In a report issued on late December 2018, the Group said it had recorded the arrests of 1,680 Palestinian-Syrians since March 2011, including 106 women. It noted that the Assad regime continues to withhold information about their fate and whereabouts.
As many as 563 Palestinian-Syrians have been killed under torture in the prisons of the Assad since March 2011, the watchdog group said in a report issued in mid-December 2018.
The Group said that the detainees are subjected to numerous methods of brutal torture and inhumane treatment in the Assad regime’s public and secret detention facilities while being denied the slightest health care.
The AGPS said that out of the 650,000 Palestinian-Syrians who were in Syria at the start of the revolution, as many as 150,000 have fled abroad. It also said that more than 60% of the Palestinian-Syrians were displaced at least once inside Syria. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)