The Head of the National Commission for Detainees and Missing Persons, Salwa Aksoy, has stated that the Commission has repeatedly called on organizations and the international community to take immediate action to rescue detainees and disclose the fate of those who have been forcibly disappeared in the prisons of the Assad regime. She said that detainees are subjected to various forms of torture, oppression, and humiliation by the Assad regime, regardless of their sex, age, and affiliations.
Aksoy pointed out that the Commission has provided compelling evidence of the crimes and violations that detainees are subjected to in the prisons of the Assad regime, which constitute war crimes.
A Syrian female activist has revealed that the security apparatus of the Assad regime does not show mercy to detainees, even if they hold the nationalities of the regime’s allies, noting the barbarism that this regime has reached in its treatment of detainees.
In an exclusive interview with Zaman Al-Wasl newspaper, Syrian activist Diana Younes spoke about her suffering and being subjected to torture in several of the security branches of the Assad regime, even though she holds Russian citizenship.
Aksoy said that Diana was only one of the thousands of women who have been subjected to all kinds of violence in the Assad regime’s detention centers. She called on international human rights organizations and the international community to save the most vulnerable groups from the Assad regime’s terrorism.
Diana worked on documenting the violations of the Assad regime’s security forces against civilians and the methods of repression they used against demonstrators. She said that she was detained three times, the first time for only 24 hours. She pointed out that she spent a long time in the Assad regime’s prisons in the second and third times, before being released after paying a sum of money to the officers of the Assad regime.
Diana stated that her Russian nationality did not benefit her at that time, and that she was subjected to various methods of physical, psychological, and verbal torture inside the dungeons of the Assad regime’s security apparatuses.
Diana used to photograph the popular anti-regime demonstrations that took place in her hometown of Madaya and in Zabadani in rural Damascus. She said that she witnessed various methods of torture against young men, especially the “ghost method,” and many other methods aimed at exhausting and humiliating the bodies of detainees.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)