The Action Group for Palestinians of Syria (AGPS) said that it had documented the deaths of at least 638 Palestinian-Syrian detainees, including 37 women, due to torture in the prisons of the Assad regime since 2011, adding that 77 detainees were identified in the photos that former military photographer code-named Caesar smuggled out of Syria in 2013.
The report indicated that the Assad regime’s security agencies handed over identity documents to the families of dozens of victims, adding that it documented the death of more than 50 Palestinian-Syrian detainees after their families checked with the regime’s civil registry departments.
The London-based monitoring group pointed out that thousands of Palestinian-Syrians, including women and children, are still held by the Assad regime and suffering gross violations, inhumane treatment and systematic torture.
The Group quoted testimonies of ex-detainees confirming the inhuman practices against detainees in Assad’s prisons, including electrocution, suspension by the wrists, beatings, rape and other types of torture.
The Group called for disclosing the fate of hundreds of Palestinian-Syrian detainees as it stressed that the gross violations taking place against Palestinian-Syrian detainees constitute a war crime.
(Source: SOC’s media department)