At least 21 Palestinian-Syrians have died while in the custody of the Assad regime since the beginning of 2019, the Action Group for the Palestinians of Syria said.
The Group’s Monitoring and Documentation Team on Wednesday said that the victims included 11 who died under torture in April.
The London-based monitoring group noted that two Palestinian-Syrians were killed under torture in January, six in February, and three others in May.
The Group indicated that it counted 605 Palestinian-Syrians who have died under torture in the Syrian prisons since the beginning of the Syrian revolution in March 2011. The figure included 34 women.
In a report issued in mid-March, the Group said that at least 1,748 Palestinian-Syrians have been detained since March 2011, pointing to the presence of entire families among the detainees, including infants, women, children and elderly persons.
The Assad regime has recently begun issuing death notices for the detainees who died in its prisons to the General Commission for Palestinian Arab Refugees in Syria. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)