A Syrian family in the city of Homs discovered the death of eight of its members in the prisons of the Assad regime as the regime continues to issue death notices to the civil registry departments in the Syrian provinces.
According to the local news outlet Smart Network, the victims belong to the Ayoub family in the town of Rastan north of Homs city. Their relatives learned of their deaths after they went to the Department of Social Affairs where they were surprised to find that the victims were registered as dead.
Smart Network said that the victims are: Mukhaibar Mohamed Ayoub, Mohamed Fadl Ayoub, Abdel Karim Mohamed Ayoub, Hakam Ali Ayoub, Mohamed Ahmed Ayoub, Ibrahim Ahmed Ayoub, Yousef Ahmed Ayoub, and Hussam Taha Ayoub. They were detained between the years 2011 And 2013.
The Syrian Coalition said that the Assad regime’s continued killings and torture of detainees indicated that it would not give its goal of exterminating all opponents.
The Syrian Coalition called on the United Nations international organizations concerned with human rights to exert real pressure on active countries in Syria to force the regime to disclose the fate of tens of thousands of civilians who have been forcibly disappeared and to immediately release the thousands of detainees.
In a report issued on June 26, 2018, the Syrian Network for Human Rights said that more than 13,000 people were killed under torture in Syria, the majority of whom were killed by the Assad regime.
Local and international human rights groups said that the Assad regime’s continued enforced disappearance and arrest of opponents as well as its refusal to release them raises doubts about their fate especially in light of the systematic executions of detainees in the prisons of the Assad regime.
Civil and human rights activists called upon the United Nations and international organizations to put real pressure on the Assad regime to force it to reveal the fate of hundreds of thousands of detainees in its prisons and security centers and to hold it accountable for its crimes against thousands of them. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)