Dozens of civilians demonstrated in the city of Dara’a to demand the release of detainees from the prisons of the Assad regime.
The demonstrators, who marched down the streets of the Camp Neighborhood east of the city, called for the release of detainees from the prisons of the Assad regime. They set tires on fire and erected roadblocks at the entrance of the neighborhood, chanting slogans such as “we want detainees.”
Local activists said that the protests were sparked by the regime’s execution of detainees under torture and the subjection of hundreds of thousands of detainees to physical and psychological torture.
Activists said that youngster Hamza al-Qaddah from the town of al-Hirak died under torture in the prisons pf the Assad regime. They pointed out that his family received a death notice for their son from the civil registry department in the city of Dara’a dated November 2013.
Rights activists repeatedly slammed the international community’s failure to put pressure on the regime to force it to disclose the fate of hundreds of thousands of detainees and forcibly disappeared people in its prisons. They also denounced the international community’s failure to hold the regime accountable for crimes against humanity. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department + Smart News Network)