The Action Group for the Palestinians of Syria has revealed that no fewer than 3,076 Palestinian-Syrians have been forcibly disappeared by the Assad regime and are still detained in its prisons. The London-based monitoring group made this disclosure in a report released to mark Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, which is observed every year on April 17.
According to the report, the Assad regime is responsible for around 90 percent of enforced disappearances among Palestinian-Syrians. The disappeared include children, women, the elderly, journalists, activists, human rights defenders, relief and humanitarian workers, doctors, and nurses. The report also revealed that the Assad regime killed 643 Palestinian-Syrian detainees, including women, children, and the elderly, under torture in its prisons.
The Action Group for the Palestinians of Syria has called for the release of the detainees and the disclosure of their fate. It has described what is happening inside the Syrian prisons for the Palestinian-Syrians as a “war crime by all standards.” The Group has stressed the need to reveal the numbers, names, and burial places of those who died under torture. It has also emphasized that families have the right to know the fate of their loved ones, whether they are among the dead or the living. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)