The Assad regime continues to withhold information about the fate of thousands of Palestinian-Syrian detainees, the Action Group for the Palestinians of Syria said, adding that the majority of those have already died under torture.
The London-based monitoring group said that it had compiled a list of the names of 1,748 Palestinian-Syrians who were detained by the Assad regime, including whole families. It noted that infants, women, children and elderly people are among those detainees.
The detainees are subjected to various methods of torture, the group said, noting that 548 detainees were killed under torture, 77 of whom were identified through the set of photos of victims of torture that were leaked outside Assad’s prisons.
The group went on to say that testimonies by ex-detainees confirmed the presence of women along with their infants in the prisons of the Assad regime.
Al-Quds Al-Arabi newspaper on Monday reported that it had obtained information from Palestinian rights groups about the Assad regime’s recent arrest of seven Palestinian-Syrians from the Yarmouk refugee camp in the town of Yalda south of Damascus, among them four women.
According to a previous report by the Group, the Assad regime still detains 107 Palestinian-Syrian women, while 34 others have been killed under torture since the beginning of the Syrian revolution in 2011.
The Group said that the female detainees include university students, peaceful activists, and mothers. According to testimonies by female ex-detainees, the detainees are subjected to various methods of brutal torture. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)