The Assad regime continues the policy of enforced disappearance of Palestinian-Syrian detainees in its prisons, as human rights organizations indicated that among the detainees are activists, media activists, university students, children, women, and the elderly.
The Action Group for the Palestinians of Syria said that the Assad regime is still detaining eight members of a Palestinian-Syrian family from the Yarmouk camp for Palestinian refugees in the capital, Damascus.
The London-based watchdog group pointed out that the Palestinian-Syrian citizen Adnan Deeb and his two sons Saif and Muhannad have been detained for more than eight years. Militants of Palestinian factions loyal to the Assad regime detained the father at the Yarmouk camp checkpoint in 2015, while the Assad regime’s security forces detained Tariq Ali Deeb, Alaa Ali Deeb, Muhannad Ali Deeb, Abdel Fattah Ali Deeb and Uday Ali Deeb in 2012.
The Action Group has previously stated that at least 110 Palestinian-Syrian women are still detained in the prisons of the Assad regime which refuses to give any information about their fate or whereabouts.
The Action Group documented the killing of nine Palestinian-Syrian detainees in the prisons of the Assad regime in 2022, bringing to 643 the total number of custodial deaths, including many women and children.
The Group said that since March 2011, it has documented the deaths of 4,147 Palestinian-Syrians and the detention of 1,800 others.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)