The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said that the family of media activist Ahmed Al-Khatib learned of the death of their son inside the Sednaya Military Prison near Damascus two days ago.
The Network said that al-Khatib was from Dara’a province and was a student at the Faculty of Information at Damascus University. He was detained at a regime checkpoint in late 2018 while he was on his way from Damascus to Dara’a.
The rights group said that approximately 132,667 Syrian citizens are still detained by the Assad regime, while at least 14,464 detainees died under torture in the Assad regime’s detention centers.
Meanwhile, the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC) stressed that if the international community does not seriously act to ensure the release of detainees in the Assad regime’s prisons and the disclosure of their fate, the Assad regime will continue to execute detainees in its prisons.
The SOC added that the Assad regime’s continued crimes against the Syrian people, especially against detainees, clearly demonstrate that this regime will not change its criminal approach in dealing with detainees.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)