At least 563 Palestinian-Syrians refugees have been killed under torture in the prisons of the Assad since March 2011, the Action Group for Palestinians of Syria (AGPS) said, adding that well over 1,711 more are stilled detained by the Assad regime.
In a report released on Monday, the London-based monitoring group said that three Palestinian-Syrians have been killed under torture in the prisons of the Assad regime since the beginning of December, two of them are brothers. It added that two more were detained in the same period, noting that many families chose to remain silent on the arrests for fear of reprisal by the Assad regime’s security services.
The Group said that the Palestinian-Syrian detainees are subjected to all methods of brutal torture and inhumane treatment in the Assad regime’s public and secret detention facilities without the slightest health care.
The Group earlier said it had documented the arrest of 1,680 Palestinian-Syrians since March 2011, including 106 women. It estimated that at least 1,712 Palestinian-Syrians are still held in the prisons of the Assad regime which continues to withhold information about their fate and whereabouts.
In a report issued in late November, the AGPS said that out of the 650,000 Palestinian refugees who were in Syria at the start of the revolution, as many as 150,000 have fled abroad. It also said that more than 60% of the Palestinian-Syrians were displaced at least once inside Syria. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)