The Action Group for Palestinians in Syria (AGPS) said it has documented 1,600 cases of enforced disappearance among Palestinian refugees in the prisons of the Assad regime since 2011.
In a report issued on Tuesday, the London-based monitoring group said that the real number of enforced disappearances is much higher but there are no official statistics issued by the Assad regime.
AGPS added that it could not get the real number of cases because many families were afraid to report that their relatives have been missing for fear of regime reprisals.
AGPS called for the Syrian regime to reveal information about hundreds of such cases and other Palestinian detainees whose fate remains unknown. It described what the Palestinian refugees face in Assad regime prisons as a “war crime.”
The London-based group reports and documents the daily violations against Palestinian refugees in Syria. According to UN reports, approximately 450,000 Palestinian refugees are still living in Syria, with around 95 per cent in need of medical assistance. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department + Agencies)