The Action Group for the Palestinians of Syria has brought to light distressing cases of Palestinian individuals, including brothers, sisters, and entire families, who have tragically lost their lives due to torture in detention centers and prisons operated by the security services of the Assad regime.
According to the London-based monitoring group, leaked photographs of torture victims provide evidence of these harrowing incidents. Among the victims are three brothers named Amer, Omar, and Samir Hamdan from the Yarmouk camp in Damascus, who passed away on 28th April 2014. Additionally, three sisters named Hiyam, Ahlam, and Amal Saad Al-Din from Al-Raml camp in Latakia lost their lives on 30th March 2015. Moreover, two brothers named Nidal and Yamen Saadiya from the Yarmouk camp perished on 17th May 2013, while two brothers named Ahmed and Mohammed Abdullah, also from Yarmouk camp, succumbed to torture on 28th April 2014.
The group further reveals the deaths of other siblings, including brothers Bara’a and Aya Al-Abdullah from rural Damascus on 20th March 2015, and brothers Adham and Bilal Al-Hassan from Damascus on 13th April 2015. The tragic list continues with the passing of brothers Shaher and Tayseer Shehadeh on 10th August 2014, as well as brothers Mohammed and Mahmoud Abdel Hafeez from Dummar suburb of Damascus on 22nd January 2014. Additionally, two brothers named Ihsan and Islam Abu Rashid lost their lives on 5th December 2015 and 13th March 2013, respectively.
The group has documented the deaths of six Palestinian brothers from the Al-Zaher family, namely Khaled, Basem, Basil, Nazih, Loay, and Muhammad. These individuals were arrested by the Military Intelligence from their residence in the Judeidet Artouz suburb of Damascus and tragically died under torture on 25th March 2013.
Furthermore, the group has recorded the names of four Palestinian brothers from the same family who were killed under torture in regime prisons. These brothers, Saif Al-Din, Ali, Muhammad Khair, and Izz Al-Din Alyan Ali, were detained in 2013, and their families were informed of their deaths in the prisons of the Assad regime a few months later.
Prior to these recent revelations, the Action Group had already documented the names of 643 Palestinian-Syrian victims who lost their lives under torture in the prisons of the Assad regime. Additionally, they have gathered information on families and siblings who remain detained in the regime’s prisons, while documenting the names of over 3,000 Palestinian-Syrian detainees since 2011.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)