The Houran Conglomerate reported that Marwan Al-Hamad, a young man from Mahaja in rural Daraa, was killed under torture at Seydnaya military prison, approximately two years after his initial arrest. The victim’s family learned of his death on Sunday when his brother visited him in detention. However, they have not received a death certificate or the body.
According to the activist group, Al-Hamad, a former Free Syrian Army member, was detained by the military security branch in the town, led by security officer Qasim Al-Hoshan, after the Assad regime regained control of Daraa province in mid-2018 through a so-called settlement agreement.
The Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC) condemned the ongoing murders of detainees in Assad regime prisons, emphasizing the regime’s disregard for international resolutions. The SOC urged for immediate international action after 12 years of violence, highlighting the need to save the remaining detainees in Assad’s prisons. The SOC called on global political leaders to explore political and negotiating solutions and encouraged civil activists to support any form of movement for the detainees’ release.
The Ahrar Houran Conglomerate documented the deaths of 126 victims from Daraa province under torture in regime detention centers since July 2018.
A December report by the Syrian Network for Human Rights revealed that the Assad regime failed to register the hundreds of thousands of citizens killed since March 2011 in civil registry death records. The report also accused the regime of controlling the issuance of death certificates in a brutal manner.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)