Vice-president of the Syrian Coalition, Bader Jamous, stressed that the Assad regime’s handover of lists of names of detainees who died under torture in its prisons to civil registry offices revealed the multitude of war crimes and crimes against humanity taking place in regime-run detention centers. He stressed that the United Nations and the International Commission of Inquiry must not turn a blind eye to these crimes.
The disclosure of these crimes, which occur under the cover of darkness, has once again showed the Assad regime’s lack of seriousness about engaging with the United Nations and the implementation of international resolutions on Syria. He called on the International Commission of Inquiry to investigate these crimes along with thousands crimes the Assad regime committed over the past few years.
The Assad regime is taking revenge on those who revolted against its rule, Jamous said, adding that the regime, its allies, and the United Nations are equally responsible for not taking any deterrent measures to stop these massacres.
The Assad regime has recently been issuing death notices to families of detainees who were killed under torture. Human rights activists said that the lists included 1,000 names of detainees from the Damascus suburb of Daraya, 750 from Hasakah, 550 from Aleppo, 460 from the Damascus suburb of Muamdiyya, and 30 from the town of Yabroud in Rural Damascus.
Jamous went on to say that the disclosure aims “to mitigate the disaster when Russia will force the Assad regime to release detainees in its prisons. As the Assad regime killed tens of thousands of detainees under torture, the disclosure of the whole number will cause a major shock.
“We are deeply worried of the continued killing in the prisons of the Assad regime which is seeking to get rid of as many detainees as possible, taking advantage of this utter international silence.”
Jamous pointed out that the Assad regime’s issuance of death certificates will make it easier for the regime to confiscate the deceased’s property under Law No. 10, through which the regime plans to carry out large demographic changes in the country. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)