The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said that the Assad regime executed at least 547 detainees in 2022, adding that the Assad regime has registered hundreds of forcibly disappeared in its prisons as dead, including prominent peaceful activists.
In a new report issued on Tuesday, the Network said that it had documented 1,062 death statements of detainees in the prisons of the Assad regime in the period between 2018 and 2021. It indicated that since the beginning of 2022, it has recorded 547 new death certificates of detainees whose families were not informed of the death of their loved ones.
According to the report, the overwhelming majority of the deaths pertain to detainees who were detained by the Assad regime in the years 2012, 2013, and 2014, the period that witnessed the largest number of enforced disappearances at the hands of the Assad regime.
The report indicated that the victims included 24 children, 21 women, and 16 medical personnel, adding that the majority of the deaths were registered in the civil registries of the provinces of Rural Damascus, Homs, Hama, and Al-Hasakah.
The monitoring group made it clear that registering detainees as dead without informing their families violates all norms and laws. It added that the Assad regime forcibly disappears whoever is associated with the popular movement against its rule.
The Network called on the international community to take urgent action to save the rest of the detainees before they die due to torture and horrible conditions in the detention centers of the Assad regime. It also called for taking serious steps towards achieving political change to save the Syrian people from dictatorship and tyranny.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)