The Action Group for Palestinians of Syria said that it had submitted over 20 documents to the UN Human Rights Council on the issue of Palestinian-Syrian refugees and the suffering of detainees in the prisons of the Assad regime.
The London-based monitoring group said that it issued several press releases to demand the regime to disclose the fate of hundreds of Palestinian-Syrian detainees in its custody. The group also shed light on the conditions in the prisons of the regime, especially the physical and psychological torture that the detainees are being subjected to.
The Group pointed out that it recorded the arrests of nearly 2,000 Palestinian-Syrian refugee since the beginning of the Syrian Revolution in 2011, with young people making up the majority of detainees. It also said that the detainees included many journalists and relief workers.
The Group indicated that the real number of detainees and victims of torture could be much higher due to the refusal of the Assad regime to issue official figures of detainees in its custody. It also said that many families of detainees choose to remain silent for fear of reprisal by the Assad regime’s security forces.
The Group had issued several reports, including the reports “Enforced Disappearance 1 and 2”, and the “Photos Massacre”, in which it shed light on Palestinian-Syrian victims who were killed as a result of torture and enforced disappearance.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)