The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said that at least 91 civilians were killed across Syria in August 2022, including 28 children and two women. It pointed out that the figure included seven people who were killed under torture in regime’s custody, pointing out that the Assad regime continues to kill Syrian citizens while refusing to register the deaths in the civil registry departments.
In a report issued on Thursday, the Network said that the Assad regime killed 14 people in August, including four children and seven detainees who died under torture, among them a child. It added that the PYD terrorist militia killed four people, while 73 civilians, including 24 children and two women, were killed by other parties.
According to the report, 11 civilians, including five children, were killed in explosions of landmines across Syria, bringing the death toll due to landmines explosions since the beginning of 2022 to 101 civilians, including 50 children and nine women.
The rights group stressed that the Assad regime refused to register the deaths of hundreds of thousands of citizens it had killed since March 2011 in the death records in the civil registry. It said that the regime is brutally controlling the issuance of death certificates, adding that the vast majority of households choose not to obtain death certificates for detainees dying under torture in regime’s custody for fear of being associated with the deceased.
The Network called on the UN Security Council to take additional measures to the UN Resolution 2254, stressing the the need to refer Syria to the International Criminal Court and hold all those involved in crimes against humanity and war crimes accountable.
Meanwhile, the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC) said that the Assad regime continues to brutalize innocent civilians month after month as long as it remains in power, stressing the need for serious work by all countries of the free world to hold the Assad regime accountable for killing a million people and displacing more than half of the Syrian people.
(Source: SOC’s media department)