The Palestinian Refugee Portal monitoring group has disclosed the identities of several Palestinian-Syrian and Syrian detainees held in Sednaya Prison by the Assad regime. The names were provided by a recently released ex-detainee who had been incarcerated in the notorious prison situated outside Damascus.
According to the group, the former detainee, who originates from Yarmouk camp, informed them that he managed to memorize and record the names of numerous Syrian and Palestinian-Syrian detainees during his time in the prison.
The group has compiled a list of 26 detainees from Yarmouk camp, which is located south of Damascus and predominantly houses Palestinian refugees. The released detainee also shared the names of four Palestinian-Syrian refugees from the camps of Daraa, Sbeineh, and Homs, as well as a Palestinian-Syrian detainee from the Sahnaya suburb of Damascus. Additionally, the list includes a Palestinian-Syrian detainee from Homs camp, 13 detainees from the Damascus suburbs, and 19 detainees from various Syrian provinces, notably Aleppo, Daraa, and Homs.
The group emphasized that the actual number of Palestinian-Syrian detainees in Assad regime prisons is believed to be in the thousands, though there is a lack of accurate documentation due to the regime’s lack of transparency and its prevention of human rights organizations and international bodies from inspecting the prisons.
The Action Group for the Palestinians of Syria has previously documented the deaths of approximately 643 Palestinian-Syrian detainees in the prisons of the Assad regime, including women, children, and the elderly.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)