A Palestinian-Syrian from the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus was killed under torture in the prisons of the Assad regime three months after his arrest. According to the Action Group for the Palestinians of Syria, the victim was detained in 2015 though he ‘settled his legal status’ before leaving Yarmouk camp.
Activists reported that the family of the victim withheld all information about the victim for fear of reprisal by the Assad regime’s security services.
In a report issued on Monday, the London-based monitoring group said that no fewer than 5,258 Palestinian-Syrians were subjected to serious physical abuse, adding that thousands others have been injured since the start of the Syrian revolution in 2011.
The Group pointed out that 606 Palestinian-Syrians have been killed under torture in the prisons of the Assad regime, including children, women and elderly persons.
Furthermore, the report indicated that the Assad regime continues to forcibly disappear more than 1,759 Palestinian-Syrians in its prisons and security branches, 109 of which are females. These are subjected to various methods of torture without the slightest access to healthcare and detained in inhumane conditions leading to the death of hundreds of detainees.
The Assad regime notified the families of dozens of victims of torture about their deaths. However, these families chose not to disclose their names or other details for fear of reprisal. Survivors confirmed that many Palestinian-Syrians died while in the regime’s custody without disclosing their names. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)