Head of the Syrian National Commission for the Affairs of the Missing and Detainees, Yasser Al-Farhan, described the Assad regime’s issuance of a law “criminalizing torture” as “insolent.” He stressed that mass arrest, execution and torture are a systematic behavior of the Assad regime to rule Syria.
Al-Farhan pointed out that the Assad regime and its security forces live off torture and execution of detainees. He also said that systematic torture has been one of the regime’s long-established policies since the rule of Assad the father to confront its opponents and dissuade them from demanding freedom, dignity and justice.
Al-Farhan pointed out that the Assad regime is seeking to deceive the international community through this propaganda exercise as it persists with the all crimes and practices it has been committing since March 2011.
Al-Farhan stressed that the only solution to stop torture in Assad’s prisons is to enforce UN resolutions on Syria, most importantly the Geneva Communique of 2012 and UN resolutions 2118 and 2254, and to achieve a genuine political transition.
He called for opening all prisons to international bodies and organizations, holding the Assad regime accountable for violating international conventions and human rights laws, and bringing it to the International Criminal Court.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)