The Action Group for the Palestinians of Syria marked the International Day for the Right to the Truth with a report revealing that the fate of thousands of Palestinian-Syrian detainees in the prisons of the Assad regime remains unknown. The London-based group documented 3,076 Palestinian-Syrian detainees in Assad’s prisons, including 110 females whose fate is still unknown.
The report cited testimonies from detainees about the inhumane practices of Assad’s security forces against detainees, particularly women, including electrocution, hanging detainees by their wrists, and flogging.
The group reported that 643 Palestinian-Syrian detainees were killed under torture in the Assad regime’s detention centers, including women, children, and the elderly. The actual number of detainees and torture victims is believed to be higher due to the regime’s refusal to provide information and families’ fear of reprisals from the security services.
Palestinian human rights activists have called for the internationalization of the case and its referral to international courts and human rights institutions to force the regime to reveal the fate of the Palestinian-Syrian detainees, hand over the bodies of those who died under torture, and release the detainees. The activists also considered hiding the bodies of the victims a crime added to the regime’s existing crimes.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)