The Assad regime continues its practice of informing families about the deaths of their loved ones in its detention centers. In the most recent incident, the Assad regime’s security apparatus informed the family of Bashar Zaro, a young man who had been detained for more than ten years, about his death in prison.
According to the Syria Monitoring Network for Human Rights, Bashar Zaro was arrested by Assad regime forces on July 19, 2012, in the town of Anadan in northern rural Aleppo while passing through a regime checkpoint.
The rights network revealed that on Monday, the Assad regime notified Bashar Zaro’s family of his death in prison, which occurred in 2015. Zaro, who hailed from the town of Marea in northern rural Aleppo and was working and residing in Anadan, had no affiliation with any political or military party, as confirmed by the network.
The rights group strongly condemned the ongoing cases of torture-induced killings in the prisons of the Assad regime. They called upon the international community to fulfill its responsibilities by holding those responsible accountable and ensuring justice is served.
Furthermore, the network urged the United Nations General Assembly to expedite the establishment of an independent institution tasked with revealing the fate of thousands of detainees and forcibly disappeared individuals held by the Assad regime forces and other conflicting parties in Syria. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)